Just like that, he's 13 and almost done with 7th grade. He's nearly as tall as me. And everyday I flip between "this is going by way too fast" and "man, this is amazing." Moments like this definitely throw it more to the amazing side.
Posted at 10:53 AM in what i see | Permalink
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." - Vincent Van Gogh
I see a boy who has been bringing home stacks of astronomy books from the library.
I see a teacher who is adding fire to that passion by lending him a telecope.
I see the moon, bigger and brighter and closer than i can ever remember seeing it.
I see the book he's been poring over brought to life through the lens of that telescope.
I see star charts printed out and evening plans to escape the lights of the city.
I see us awake at 2am for a lunar eclipse.
I see a boy with a dream, and I wonder where it will take him.
(The photos of the moon in this post were shot w/ my iPhone 5s through the eyepiece of the telescope.)
Posted at 01:15 PM in t3, what i see | Permalink
I see a big brother who gently goaded his littest brother into working on riding his bike.
I see a littlest brother who's been ready to do this for a while, but needed that push to actually try it.
I see big brothers with lots of advice, who were willing to run beside him shouting encouragement.
I see one more first reached for the last time.
Posted at 09:43 AM in t3, what i see | Permalink
Posted at 09:46 AM in what i see | Permalink
i see a little boy who gleefully pulled out flipflops, even though it's not *quite* that warm.
i see this year's bouncy ball purchase. in blue, his current favorite color.
i see a little hole in the knee of his pants - courtesy of one too many slides across the floor while stuck inside this winter.
i see a sunny afternoon well spent.
Posted at 10:38 AM in t3, what i see | Permalink
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