Haiku My Heart
March 30, 2012
Haiku My Heart was created by my friend Rebecca. More haiku can be seen at her blog, recuerda mi corazon.
Friendly smiling face
Still traveling with her Pop
Lessons to be learned
In mid March, I traveled by car to Albuquerque, NM with my two oldest Grandchildren. Our journey took us through South Dakota and across the Missouri River at Chamberlain, SD. This rest area, high atop the bluffs along Lake Francis Case, which is created by a dam on the mighty Missouri, is a convenient place to stop while on this particular route.
In fact, Anna, seen in the first photo in 2006, has been here before. I took the second photo in 2012, six years later, from the same spot. 7 years old in the first and just about 14 in the second. I must admit, it was an after thought to compare the two photos. Had I had this on my mind while taking the 2012 photo, I might have lighted and focused better.
For me, the idea that we have lived to the point of revisiting a place, a spot, far away from home, simply to be on the road together, on the earth where we have tread before, is an extreme highlight of existence.
My Haiku speaks of the wonderful opportunities I have had to be with my Grandchildren on journeys such as this one. Opportunities to tell them my stories of my life and now recall moments of theirs. To show them sites that I have discovered, tell the stories, relive the moments . Maybe they’ll be so motivated to return and remember a moment or place in time some day in the future. That is my dream and barometer of my vision for them. For today, we have a few photographs to hold, but many memories that might live on forever in our hearts.