At the baby shower for Alice and Juliana, I gave Tim a small pink and black baseball glove and a pink nerf bat and ball. I want him to realize that he can have a lot of fun with a little girl, and share his love of baseball with her. He smiled, I think he liked it. I hope Juliana will too!
When crossing the mighty Missisip’,
I knew I was almost ‘home’, and it is a great feeling;
but when I crossed it going the other way, I felt a lump in my throat.
A Child Again
If I could be a child again,
With all the suppleness and charm;
I’d take the journey over now,
That never came to harm.
I’d skip some stones across a lake,
And count the ripples of their wake.
I’d watch a rainbow arching high,
Against a never – ending sky.
I’d chase my shadow – catch a bug,
And lift my shoulders in a shrug;
When some adult would shake their head,
As if my brain were surely dead.
I’d wade a creek and climb a tree,
And trifle with a bumblebee;
(Until he got enough of me).
I’d scamper faster than the wind,
And dream the dreams that never end;
If I could be a child again.