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Friday, February 17, 2012

Five Minute Friday: The sky lit by delight


This week's word: Delight



Dusk falls upon the expectant crowd


photo credit: John Christian Adams



Sticky anticipation clings to us in the summer air.


photo credit: John Christian Adams





With heads tipped back, we stand ready....



photo credit: John Christian Adams

photo credit: John Christian Adams




Even those

who were

uncertain








took cover

in the form

of their mother's

 brother.




Then that sky opened up, ripping open its bag of bright jewels -

She clutched me tight, delighting in the colors.


photo credit: John Christian Adams


slowly, so slowly the tight grips began to give way.




And there we sat,
he and I as when we were little,
faces upturned delighting in wonder.


Yet now, our hands were full
of that bloodline continued.

She, with my strong mind.
He, with his strong heart.




A moment lit up by the twinkling sky, sheer delight...
captured forever on my full heart. 



photo credit: John Christian Adams

19 comments:

  1. What precious memories... and a beautiful way to chronicle them...

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  2. Awesome photos. Delighting in our children as they delight in wonder is the best delight there is. Great post.

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  3. I still have that feeling of delight when seeing fireworks, thanks for sharing...

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  4. oh, how i just love this. moments in time. captured. i know that feeling--so full of wonder and delight. and the privilege of realizing that it hasn't gone by unnoticed.
    beautifully written and shared.
    steph

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  5. Oh, my gosh, this one is my fave for sure. I like how you built it up...I wasn't sure if I was going to see a rock star, but yes, fireworks. Even better.

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  6. Love these photos Tara. And this beautiful moment with your brother and how time moves us to a place of seeing differently. Just lovely. Hope you have a great weekend my friend.

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  7. This is beautiful -- your words and the pictures create this delightful pulse and rhythm.

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  8. Such beautiful memories and pictures...thanks Tara :)

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  9. Beautiful prose and lovely and very delightful photos :)
    Have a marvelously delightful day!

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  10. What a wonderful picture in time - both of years ago and of now. You wrote it beautifully!

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  11. So cool! Love how you describe what you delight in!

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  12. Incredible pictures! I also thought of fireworks. I love them like nothing could ever be better until my Dad let me experience thunder from a front porch swing, wrapped up in a blanket with hot cocoa! Now I love them both. Beautiful words, you have a gift!! "Sticky anticipation". :) Cool.

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  13. Beautifully integrated photos and words, friend! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Beautiful pictures! I loved how you described delight!

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  15. amen nice post...thanks for sharing your 5 minutes today..blessings

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  16. oh i love this... i love the beauty in the words and photos tara... you have such a gift, friend.

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  17. hi friend...passing by to invite you im hosting a tuesday bloghop...hope you join...if you feel to...your welcome...loves soraya

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