What is one thing that a child said to you that you never expected a child to say? (My answer to a Quora question)

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My son was two and I was pregnant with my second child. We had ended up co-sleeping with our son (family bed), and expected to (and did) co-sleep with our second and third child as thy came into the world. While I was pregnant with my second child, I sold the crib that had only been used for portions of two nights to a very confused looking pregnant woman. I wanted it out of storage. My son had never seen used, except to store unfolded laundry and cloth diapers.

We went to a friend’s home for a play date. She had a little boy who was the same age as my son. She also had an infant daughter. When we arrived, my son wanted to see the new baby and my friend told him that she was just waking up from a nap and that he could follow her to see the baby.

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Somebody Knows Where Some of This Came From.

 

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Somebody Knows Where Some of This Came From.

Ah, a dream lurking in the clouds.
How nice.
White on white.
I can not tell one from the other sometimes, but the contrast is divine.

You are my chosen side of a blank piece of paper.
One side always holds more appeal than the other,
Anyone who has ever looked off into the distance can tell you this much.

I let my eyes run across you
Until you fade in and out of view before me.
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The Birds, Bees & Mother Nature in All of her Glory. {Video}

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“My profession is to always find God in nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

This glorious brief film by Hans Meir Buijtendorp moved my heart immeasurably.

There is nothing grander than being in tune with nature and I delighted in every graceful hummingbird’s twirl, bee’s interaction and flower’s bloom.

There are so few words to describe this beautifully done short film. I hope your soul will be moved as much as mine was.

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” – Lao Tzu

Photos: Still shots from video.

Sensual & Graceful AcroYoga. {Video}

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“All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.” – Martha Graham

It would seem that there are so many thoughts on what real yoga is—Is it done in a heated room? In a studio? At home? On our heads?

While I am guilty of having my own opinions, I have neither done nor seen anything remotely similar to the likes of what is in the following video in any yoga class that I have been to.

But, the other day, when a friend shared this video, I found it to be very beautiful, sensual, and uplifting. The choreography is so graceful and I felt others might agree and gain a little appreciation and inspiration from watching it as well.

Enjoy!

Photos: Screen shots from video.

Sweetest Sister Ever Expresses her Feelings about her Baby Brother.

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This is the sweetest story/video that I have come across in quite some time. (Warning: You may need a tissue or two.)

“Leave it to a very special and wise-hearted little girl to remind us what is truly important in life: Feelings of love. Enjoying a loved one’s smile. And most of all, being present in our emotions and our relationships so that we may enjoy each precious moment that we are given with vulnerability and open hearts.”

To see the minute-long video and read the rest of the article, click here:

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/07/sister-doesnt-want-baby-brother-to-grow-up/

Let Your Love & Light Shine.

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The only obsession everyone wants: ‘love.’ People think that in falling in love they make themselves whole? The Platonic union of souls? I think otherwise. I think you’re whole before you begin. And the love fractures you. You’re whole, and then you’re cracked open. ” ~ Philip Roth

To read entire article, please click link:  Let Your Love & Light Shine.