Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Time together ...

Amidst much Easter socialising (and work),
they managed to find an afternoon,
of much needed time for just the three of them.

They played and paddled.
Then lazed.
 Gazing out to sea, 
unblinking in salty daydream.
Lying on warm pebble,
she watched sunlight behind closed eyes.
Kaleidoscope whirls.
Realtime merging with wispy dream.
The smoky smell of a beachy summer
and distant chatter reaching out to her.
They cooked simple food, 
tore homemade bread and shared a beer.
She watched her boy run to the sea,
playing with the lapping tide.
Her young man ... a little child.

22 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Beautiful poetry on this spring morning here, my friend. This is youth in wisdom, to dream, to imagine, to create. You have done that this morning for me. Oh the seaside, how perfect! Anita

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

…your last words made some tears run on my cheek….
xxxxxxx Ale

Willow said...

This was incredibly lovely sentiment !

Barbara Fisher said...

Memories are made of days like these. Your post took me back down the years to the time when my son was young. He played with kites then, but now he surfs on them. He’s lucky to live in Australia where the sun always seems to shine.
Lovely post, as always, thanks for sharing. Barbara.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a lovely post, and the pictures are pure joy. My kids love the sea also and don't know what they'd do without it. I love the picture of the kite soaring in the sky, and your words are so eloquent today going along with the pictures of your story.

love,
~Sheri

Flaming Nora said...

Oh my, they grow so quickly those little children. The days like these ones are the ones to lock in your heart and remember for ever, because the deep dark days of the teen are but around the corner!

Jen said...

You've captured the essence of childhood and deep memories here. Beautiful.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So very beautiful...sounds like such a wonderful time xx

thesnailgarden said...

A lovely post, I could almost hear the sea. Best wishes, Pj x

In My Wild Eden said...

Your words are so beautiful. I felt I could see, hear and taste it all. What a lovely time!

Down by the sea said...

Beautiful moments! Sarah x

Maria said...

~ Beautiful family times...Treasure them as you do, Mrs VJ, as they go so quickly...I remember my Mama's wise words.."Enjoy the children while they are small before you know it they have grown and flown".. I never quite understood this when she spoke the words back then...But boy i do now....I had every one home for Easter too...LOVED it!!
Wasn't the weather fabby too..
With hugs Maria x

Bodkin said...

great pics . thanks for sharing hx

Amy at love made my home said...

Hi there, just catching up. Glad that you have been having some great times out and about! Hope that you have a good week. xx

the woolly dog said...

Make the most of him at this age, do lots of things with him he'll never forget. x

The Custards said...

Very evocative - there is something about the sound that is very distinctive when on the beach

Best wishes
Jenny

gillyflower said...

Looked and sounded perfect! Special family times like these are often hard to fit in, and being by the sea is always so relaxing and therapeutic.Glad you could make the most of it.
Gill xx

Weekend-Windup said...

Sweet memories!seems to be a good time!

viva LA jenny said...

so great!!

Angy is my name. said...

One day it will be such a treat to look back on these family memories. Especially when children are older and they find their "younger selves" amusing. My 15 year old boy loves revisiting family albums and delights in seeing his little self and the adventures he undertook.

You are welcoming Summer soon and here Downunder we are anticipating all things cosy… Seasons are a wonderful reminder to never get to complacent.

Hope your weekend is simply marvellous!

xx

Kristie Franklin said...

Hi Marina,

Aw, What a sweet post. Little man looks like he is having so much fun. I love his colorful kite. I personally love flying kites and in my 40's had one made from parachute material. I would fly it in an open field and could have done that all afternoon under sunny skies and a good wind.

So glad the three of you were able to spend some time together.

JJ said...

I live in Florida and I am always looking for adventure. Your post makes me want to stay put and enjoy the sea coast I love so much. Very moving. Thank you.