Shower of Spray
Its great watching kids play on a beach. There is so much opportunity to explore, dig, splash, build, or just run around.
I watched my grandson for ten minutes while he investigated the waves rushing up onto the beach, and then receding again. Sometimes he would just stand and let the waves wash around his legs. Next the game became waiting until the last minute then running ahead of a wave to beat it to the dry sand, or trying to jump over them as they came towards him. Sometimes he cupped his hands to capture some water, then let it escape through his fingers. This image caught him as he experimented with creating an arc with a shower of water scooped up from in front as a receding wave passed from behind. He was fully absorbed with the waves for the whole time.
called mindfulness , fully absorbed in the moment, children are the very best at it although i think you were also caught up in this moment of wonderment 🙂
August 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm
That’s a great word. It captures the essence of the situation very aptly.
August 8, 2011 at 9:33 pm