units of time

ENTRY # 57

How does one measure time? til the end of summer. in jobs, projects and deadlines. in quarters, terms, semesters. …

And time repeats. in how a body sways. …

And time slows beautifully. in baby teeth, motor skills (pincer grip graduates to hold a cup). Bites give way to kisses. as Aidan reads cereal boxes aloud. (Mom! We can get a free toy and this is good for your heart!) as Connor does furniture gymnastics, climbs walls, leaps over carpet lava in a single bound Suddenly, in human units, time runs swiftly. Write it down. Take a mental snapshot. Please freeze this lazy day. Connor, “Can I still be your little boy?” “Always.” And I hold him tightly, because he wont want to be after a while.

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Adam, adam@bwerp.net, http://blogs.bwerp.net/, , 129.21.143.129, 1058135849, 2004-05-16 20:41:18, Carpet lava.. I have to clear the throw rug, in a giant leap from the couch! Oh, to be a kid. Thank you for the memory. =)
Elouise, ero@it.rit.edu, 24.24.41.238, 1058151263, 2004-05-16 20:41:18, De nada. Id forgotten too. I’m rediscovering its a great workout. At some point, we’re going to have to shoot for a mid-air family portrait (…umm, if one of us can hold Gabriel while doing it). You don’t have to be a kid. All you need is a lack of someone telling you that you can’t.

-g., gerald@lawley.net,  24.93.24.53, 1058150544, 2004-05-16 20:41:18, This is the same kid who, at my house, will run full out toward a couch, plunge headfirst into a foward roll without losing any speed and end up standing on his head leaning against the back of the couch.   I am always astonished with each new stunt.

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