Saturday, February 09, 2008

Tromping Where Queens Once Held Sway


In the background: Versailles.

In the foreground: college students. Mine is the little one.

Yesterday a young woman in my Greek class brought her month-old daughter with her. Such an exquisite baby nestled in my arms for a few moments! And I said, "In twenty years, she will get on a plane and fly across the ocean . . . ".

5 comments:

Carol said...

And here I thought you were a supportive caring person! You're a killjoy after all!!! Just kidding, GG. I remember people telling me those same types of things when my dd was born. All I could see and hear was the sleep deprivation I was experiencing and couldn't begin to fathom an "end". 17 years later...

sunflowerkat321 said...

It all happens way to fast.

Bittersweet, to be sure.

Wayne Stratz said...

have you taken all of this into stillness, so much is percolating.

LawAndGospel said...

Be good to yourself in all of the transitions of your life.

Presbyterian Gal said...

I stood in that very place in Versailles.

Your daughter was about six years old at the time.

Way too fast.