Saturday, April 02, 2011

Daybreak

Sophia and her Memere a few years back...
My granddaughter and I opened our eyes at the same time. She smiled and rolled from her own bed into the trundle where I lay, looking for a cuddle. A splash of sun from a crack in the blinds spread itself on my shoulder. Sophia touched it with her finger, then stroked my cheek.

"What are you doing?" I asked.

"Painting you with sunshine," she replied.











Thanks, Hilary

23 comments:

Star said...

That's lovely isn't it. What a wonderful way to wake up.

Brian Miller said...

aww...now that is awesome!

touch2touch said...

The poetic gene just jumped a generation ---

What a gorgeous image!

steven said...

there really are no rules. children remind us of that at every turn. steven

Stafford Ray said...

I hope she can hang on to that as you have done! Thoughts from a creative mind.

Tabor said...

Those times are so golden. I love it!

Anne said...

Words to treasure, a picture to treasure.

Pauline said...

Star - indeed it was!

Brian - grandkids are awesome!

J - she's a very creative child. So is her little brother!

Steven - being with children allows you to see things you otherwise might miss...

Stafford - me too!

Tabor - I've never forgotten it :)

Anne - that little girl is ten now and we're still painting each other with sunshine :)

Friko said...

Only a child or a poet would come up with that.

deb colarossi said...

okay... wow.
How very blessed you are.

Brian Hayes said...

It is known that children bring, and forgotten that adults won't.

Drawing sunshine is our duty.

Thank you for it.

Brian Hayes said...

Shel Silverstein quote:

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”

gawd that's nice, Pauline.

Ruth said...

So beautiful, Pauline. She is an impressionist painter, I bet.

Pauline said...

Friko - she is a delightful little being :)

deb - I am indeed!

Brian - love that Shel Silverstein quote

Ruth - now at age ten, she is quite a good artist, actually.

Meggie said...

How very beautiful!

Hilary said...

Oh my gosh.. how beautiful is that! :)

Robin Malherbe said...

Can I add another, "that's beautiful" for lack of appropriate synonyms?

Cricket said...

A priceless moment. You can't make that stuff up... it has to be given to you, I think.

Congratulations on your potw.

Out on the prairie said...

A very beautiful thought from her.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Gotta love this. Most worthy of the POTW.

MaggieGem said...

What a great way to start the day!

Congrats on POTW!

Peter Bryenton said...

Time to see what she can do with a camera?

herhimnbryn said...

She follows in her Grandmother's footsteps......using words so beautifully.