Thursday, August 14, 2008
Get well soon, Zaidy
A grandson's wish
Montreal, QC, May 2008
This is a card our youngest son, Noah, made for my father when he was hospitalized for an extended period earlier this spring. As he carefully selected his colors and formed the words, he talked about how he knew that reading his card would make his Zaidy (grandfather) happy. His wish was so pure that I found myself blinking back tears.
He's sweet in a way that I can't quite describe: Pure of heart, always looking out for others before himself, filled with endless hugs and kisses because he knows they make people around him feel better. He genuinely felt that his card would have a similar effect.
I wish it could be so. But I figured we didn't have to have a discussion about the cold reality of his grandfather's health on that day. For a moment, at least, I wanted him to feel comfortable and secure in his bubble of childhood.
Your turn: The poignancy of childhood innocence. Please discuss.
One more thing: This photo continues this week's Thematic Photographic theme, poignant. I hope you'll join in this time out. Please click here to get started.