Just Write {29}

April 3, 2012

We walked to the park with the merry-go-round, all five of us. Our family. It was so warm and not so windy and the clouds were looming in the best way. Floating puffs looking as if they were being slowly pulled apart like taffy. Maybe I thought of them as taffy or cotton candy or fluffy marshmallows because I’ve been refraining from sugar for nearly forty days but I still crave it.

I sat on the merry-go-round next to Ryan and we talked about how we can’t even push along with our feet on the ground to spin because we both get sick to our stomachs when we go in circles. We laughed. I thought of an analogy, of course. About going in circles and how it feels and pushing along or just sitting still and being. Elsie sat nearby in the grass and contemplated whether she should try to eat a leaf or a stick and the boys played all over the whole park, over and over. Around in circles they went, under the fluffy clouds.

On the way home, Ryan pushed Elsie in the stroller and he got a head start while the boys put their shoes back on. Their shoes always end up off at the park.  I waited for them and then Miles took off super fast to catch up and Asher and I ran after him, yelling that we’d win.  We took a short cut, zig-zagging across the grass instead of staying on the path. Ryan said it was cheating, but we just thought we were smart. Then Asher got too tired so I piggy-backed him and ran and he bounced and laughed and laughed.

Maybe we were pulling the taffy clouds along, connected and running straight. That’s what it felt like on the way home from the park.


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