Thursday, May 29, 2008

she walks in sunlight

she moves me in unspeakable ways and it always, always makes me catch my breath. she is a garden fairy princess warrior girl baby love sweet mango syrup child of my heart and soul and skin and blood. there are moments, these quiet moments when her concentration is elsewhere and i stare drunk on her innocence and guile and candy and rainbows and i stand still, i stand so still and sear her preciousness into my soul but no matter how hot the flame i can't find the wound, her shapeshifting metamorphosis dances away leaving flowers and glitter and paperdolls in her wake.

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31 comments:

cce said...

She's beautiful...what a sweet ode to your little girl. May she always make you catch your breath with wonder.

Omaha Mama said...

Your words are beautiful.
So is your daughter.

You've now made me want to go buy paperdolls, today. I loved playing with them when I was younger and am not sure why we don't have any!

hele said...

"her shapeshifting metamorphosis dances away leaving flowers and glitter and paperdolls in her wake"

So beautiful it made me feel as light as a paperdoll flying on the current of your love.

Kyla said...

Gorgeous, the both of you.

Bon said...

someday i hope she reads that, and knows what magic she was for you, how full she made you, how much love has always surrounded her.

metro mama said...

So poetic. Love you.

Magpie said...

Oh she's adorable!

And your writing has a breathless wonder about it, the words tumbling out, stream of consciousness, it's lovely and true.

Magpie said...

And PS - will you, please, will you please add me to your blogroll?

thordora said...

Lovely. So sweet.

(P.S-I'd comment more often, but yours is one of the sites with blogher ads that totally maims my computers. :( )

bgirl said...

gorgeous words. gorgeous girl. grateful and gorgeous mama. this made me smile big.

Mad said...

Yes, put this in a card for her to be opened on her 25th birthday. She will like that.

PunditMom said...

She is lovely! I often feel the same about PunditGirl -- in those moments when she is distractedand not trying to make my life hell! ;)

Amy Y said...

She is beautiful, just like her mama!

Maggie, Dammit said...

I was six posts behind on your blog in my Reader. All six have left me speechless. Every single one, starting with the cops who jumped to conclusions.

My God, woman.

This is one helluva blog.

Janet said...

Sniff.

Beautiful words, for a beautiful girl.

mamatulip said...

This is like poetry, Jen. Gorgeous. The words and your daughter.

Anjali said...

You are the poet, she the poetry.

She's as lovely as your words about her, and then some.

flutter said...

she is just like her mother.

Ally said...

My goodness this is lovely Jen. Your babe, and your words. Magical.

Yolanda Elvira said...

beautiful

alejna said...

She is so beautiful. So are your words.

QT said...

Unprepared for the cuteness level ~ must get more coffee ~ she is an angel, and not even in disguise.

painted maypole said...

lovely words for a lovely child

Jennifer said...

She just radiates light.

Beck said...

That picture moved me so much I could just cry. I should email you a picture of one of my brood so you can see why...

NotSoSage said...

lucky, lucky girl. the both of you.

marymurtz said...

I made my husband come into the office and sit down and read this, and it made him weep.

KC said...

Oh. oh.

Staring drunk is exactly the way it is. There's a girl in Jolie's class that reminds me of M. The curls, the eyes. I always, think of her and the light in your eyes.

crazymumma said...

I know.

It's fucking mindblowing isn't it?

Bianka said...

There are times when I wish I could find the words to describe how my baby girl makes me feel. I lack the ability to express my thoughts properly. Your words here do it for me. Thank you.

Tis I. said...

Child smiles. I love them. They are the most beautiful things on the planet. And, yours is so precious, Jen.

I've missed you and KC, so much.