Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Cure You Can't Refuse


As you get ever elder and a bit more solitary, ever more fixed on the path toward perfection of your fine-tuned ways, grandkids are an excellent cure. 

With no effort at all they get you out of what you didn't even know was becoming a rut, lift you back to the surface of the Big Road you've always been on - the road you now and then dare to call your own - and when you're back up at your natural perspective, with all those natural wide-ranging prospects arrayed before you and those naturally broad horizons beckoning, your eyes return to seeing what they have grown to see, your ears to hearing full scale; your nose sampling the air for even more reality, your feet stirring with the old stride, where did I put my highway shoes, and before you know it you're on the road again, at least in your head; but plans are simmerin' in there, are they not, had a fire goin' all along, you sly dog... 

But for now you just stand there, new in a new way, savoring the true surface, source of all directions...

Grandkids are great.


2 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

My 3 are old enough to have kids... After losing my spouse ( 12 years ago).. my perspective has/maybe due to just me changing... I don't know if my kids will have kids.. and that's ok... I remember my husband saying how it would be great to be a grandpa... and yes, I can understand that but seeing how his mother monopolized my first born, it put a bad taste in my mouth, (so to speak)... I know that if my kids ever had kids I know what type of grandmother I WOULD not be... I know that I would marvel at how innately smart they are... seems like the generations below us just are... like we were to our grandparents/parents... I am glad you are enjoying yours.. I can tell by your posts and I applaud you... Cherish the moments, I am sure they are doing the same.

onesmallstitch said...

so beautifully put, my only grandson (2 g-daughters), 12 on Sept.1st has just realized he is approx, 1/4 taller than me - it is a great achievement! Enjoy.