"I am large. I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hope Floats

I saw this shot. And it brought me back to when my Mamacakes would teach me to float in the village pool when I was young. How she coaxed me to drop my ears into the water and assured me that water wouldn't seep into them.

I remember her holding my back ever so lightly, then slowly letting go of my back.

And I'd float for a bit, with ears submerged. Mayang's round smiling face gazing at Mama. Mama smiling right back at me.

This is the stuff of my life. My precious, grace-drenched life.

(Photo credit: Box of Light)

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