Sunday, September 4, 2011
I am thrilled to be an aunt for the very first time. My little nephew is about 21 months old and I must admit to missing him very much between visits. I appreciate the way that he makes me see small things as though for the first time and to delight in them. Our house fan fascinated him. He sang and danced in front of it, giggling and reveling in the air being blown towards him. I introduced him to water in our pool and he splashed and blew bubbles for over a half an hour. I can't wait to introduce him to books and poems.
Speaking of poems, I came across this one when someone on Facebook mentioned that they were using it at their wedding. It is by a wonderful author named Neil Gaiman. You may know him as the creator of "Coraline" but he has written many other books that are powerful and amazing. Here is is poem entitled "Instructions" just in case you find yourself caught in a fairy tale: