|Icarus flew too close to the sun...
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Every once in a while, I like to stop whatever it is that I'm doing and just look up. It reminds me of when I was a kid and I'd lie on the lawn for what seemed like an eternity, just staring into the sky and wondering about whatever it is that kids wonder about. Now that I'm a supposedly responsible adult, having an occasional time-out is a great way to catch my breath before I dive back into the next set of stuff on my plate. Life, balance, you know what I mean.
Sometimes, I see neat stuff when I look up. Like the other night. I'd taken Noah for a celebratory ice cream after his soccer game. He played so well, with such heart, that we just couldn't go straight home without some means of marking it. In the overall scheme of things, it's a small moment. In his life, I'd like to think it's something more. I guess I'll know - or maybe I won't, because one never really knows - years from now when the adult Noah and I chat about what he remembers.
As we parked the car in front of the ice cream shop - Marble Slab, just because - the skies glowed through threatening clouds. And the seagulls, taking a timeout from dive bombing the dumpsters behind the takeout restaurant on the other side of the parking lot. decided to head for the sky, almost as if they knew it was time to strike an aerial pose. Noah waited patiently in the car while I tried to hold onto yet another fast-disappearing sliver of his childhood. Maybe this was more than just a picture. Or maybe I should stop overthinking every shot.
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