Tuesday, January 27, 2009

We could all learn


DSC_0385, originally uploaded by Justin Davis Davanzo.

ok..so I am riding up the lift with one of my little students the other day...5 years old to be exact..and we've been skiing for almost 5 hours..yes...I have been hanging with 6 kids, all boys, all 6 except one...the young one...they all take turns riding with me at some point so I can talk to them and make them all feel like they've had a chance to hang out with the teacher. Some of you know this already because you have kids, but for those of us who don't it is a strange world at times...riding the lift with them and chatting about things that are totally awesome...like Starwars and such..no boring, "what do you do" crap..no this is good stuff...

so here we are...it is a sunny day and quiet and we're riding up and i turn to him and ask..."What was your favorite run so far?"

he replies...

"This one."

this one...simple as that..he said it and when he did it took me a second to comprehend it...i almost had to do a double take to make sure i read him right....

"This one". not anything before it or in the future..the one we are on right now...the moment we are in...he had already forgotten the previous runs and was concentrating on this one...if that didn't wake me up and make me feel like an ass...man.

what a wise thing to say...he didn't flinch for a moment or think or ask another question..he just came right out with that piece of wisdom for my adult mind to wrap around...

And so we skiied another run together...the 7 of us in a big snake all the way down the mountain, shouting and laughing and falling and concentrating and having the time of our lives....for the moment, because of course, it will be forgotten on the next one because that will be the most favorite....

take that one to the bank..

the wisdom of a young child.

Love and Understanding

6 comments:

babbo said...

He reminds me of you when you were his age.

melissa said...

oh to have that freedom...i love it!

Magdalena said...

Just wonderful...

Ms. Conley said...

They truly are wise...wiser than I...the questions are magnificent and requires much creativity to answer with honestly. Their innocence is pure, which is what makes them so intelligent…

Vintagedivva said...
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Vintagedivva said...

I agree with Trish!
The innocence is what gives them such insight because there isn't anything or anyone that has warped their idea of that purity yet.

.........now on to the photo.......

That little man is so adorable and you really captured the essence of his innocence in that shot! oooo, I just want to squeeze his cheeks!!!!!! Precious