Wednesday, November 08, 2006


This morning Amy, David, Lachlan, Claudia, & I walked down to Springer's Point. Actually we slogged down to the Point. Last night's rain left puddles deep & wide. Remove our shoes, or just wade through shod? We did both. Lachlan, of course, ran, jumped, climbed, and fell as we made our way along the path and onto the Sound shore.

It was warm (about 70 degrees) and the sun glittered off the water. Lachlan was ready to "go swimming" but we distracted him with grasses, shrubs, shells, lichens, branches, hills, & seaweeds. I was reminded of an article Lou Ann read several months ago. Americans all too often, the author lamented, move from one paved surface (a garage floor), to another (a driveway), to another (a parking lot), to another (concrete steps into a building), without ever putting their feet (even if shod) down on real, solid earth.

We had no reason to be concerned about Lachlan. He pushed through head-high grasses, stumbled over dead sticks and prickly vines, tumbled down inclines, reached into puddles for soggy "treasures," and climbed up onto low slung trees. He was a mess when we got back home, but he had a great adventure.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Maybe Lachlan will grow up as a "free range child" those of us who grew up in the 40's and 50''s a wonderful life!!