23 June 2010

I think life chose me, after all

The other night I rediscovered one of my all time favorite songs. I always wonder if the reason certain songs hit me so hard is because of what is going on in my life at the time, the actual lyrics, or the beautiful and delicate intertwining of the two. I'm going with the latter of those three.

The song I am referring to is one by Dar Williams, titled 'After All'. It hits you deep at the very beginning, (well it did with me the first time I heard it) when it starts out with the lyrics go ahead, push your luck, find out how much love the world can hold. And it is truly a funny thing how one line of a song can mean so many different things to you at different points in your life. Of course now it reminds me of Sookie and how she made me believe in everything again.

This week I have been making it a priority to enjoy the simple moments and be present in the right now. Such a simple notion, but incredibly difficult to carry out at times. To celebrate the first day of summer on Monday, we went to the park. Sookie had so much fun and was super happy.

I love this photo because it captures her simple joy she is bursting with every single day.