Monday, August 25, 2014

Accidental magic

One day last week I had a brief moment where I just had my big three. School had just been completed and we were desperate to work out some wiggles. It was an incredibly hot day, the air was thick and muggy making it almost difficult to breathe. Naturally we headed to the pond to swim.


As we ran down our beach, heading for that blissfully cool water, the sand scorching our toes- the air shifted. There was something special, surrounding us.


We played and sang love songs. We built sand channels for G.I. Joes and dug for buried treasures like the buccaneers we pretended to be. Then we swam out and dove down coming up with handfuls of thick red Arkansas clay which we promptly plonked down on the shore to mold and shape pots, pans and candlestick holders.


Sandwiched inbetween our artistic endeavors, we giggled as we chatted about life and growing up. Without knowing it or planning for it, the day became magic. One I hope to remember for all times. 

As we drove back to the house, windows down and the hot air rushing past us, a tear trickled down my cheek. A mixture of abandoned joy combined with a feeling of loss for how quickly it all goes by, and I was completely overtaken with love.

23 comments :

  1. You have so many great places around you, I really envy.

    Happy Tuesday!

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    Love, xoxo

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    1. We really do, it's a great place to raise babes. Happy Tuesday to you too!

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    1. Thank you! One of the great thing about a blog is getting to document these little moments that would otherwise be forgotten.

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  3. Nice post!

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  4. Gorgeous photos! It sounds like an absolutely perfect day!

    prosecco in the park

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  5. Sounds like a lovely way to spend the evening! :)

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  6. Cute post!!

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    xoxo

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  7. I absolutely love your blog! I haven't read one like it before. I love how you develop such detailed stories to accompany your photos. This was lovely to read!

    Best,
    Christina

    looksbylau.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much Christina! Such a kind compliment that really made my night!

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  8. these images are stunning!!! :D great post too!! so well written!

    Animated Confessions

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  9. Wow. I can't get over that second photo. The colors, the time of day, the way the water looks. ugh. BEAUTIFUL!

    - MeYouAndHayleyLarue.com

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  10. Great post and amazing pics!

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  11. You are seriously such a beautiful person. I love this post, truly.

    xo

    Michaela

    http://michaelajeanblog.com

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    1. Thanks Michaela, that is such a sweet thing to say!

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  12. This was really lovely to read, as though it were a short story. I genuinely feel peaceful after reading this post and looking at the dreamy photos :)

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    x

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  13. Great pictures. Love them all :)

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  14. Amazing pics ^^ XoxPK

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  15. Love the silhouettes of that first photo and the atmosphere you describe in this post. Beautiful.

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  16. This is such a beautiful post and it's the first blog I've come across that's so well-written and warm, I agree with you at how quickly time flies by us and none of us realise until it's too late and then we think back at what we could have done….life is short but beautiful at the same time - memories last a lifetime and all that matters is that we are surrounded by the ones we love :)

    Such a gorgeous post….

    Layla xx

    www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

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  17. Wow, really beautiful post. Loved the "the air shifted. There was something special, surrounding us" moment. The last line, "A mixture of abandoned joy combined with a feeling of loss for how quickly it all goes by, and I was completely overtaken with love". Wow. I was there with you, feeling exactly what you were feeling. [And, just today, have cried three times for the sheer force of joy that entered me, in several 'ordinary' moments]. Love your blog, will be a regular visitor. You have a talent for the words, lady, and that's a mighty fine thing!

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