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Sunday, November 10, 2013

J is for...jump!

I am playing along with Katy from as she
Sews through the 26 letters of the alphabet.
This week's stitches are inspired by the letter "J".
See these guys here:
Yup those are the ones.
You can dress them up,
but they are still very wiggly.
And these ones: Leap-y too.
This cheeky monkey,
very much,
to jump.
To climb,
to leap
onto and off of things,
 even people.
(Rae pants, with Anna Maria  Horner Lou Lou Thi fabric)  
I guess most kids do.
This one,
started very slowly with the jumping
and now she's making up for lost time.
These two egg each other on.
There are puddles,
and leaves,
and life
to be jumped into.
It's going pretty slow and fast this kid thing.
You jump on each other,
and out jumps a baby.
Then (in my case) two more.
And then you spend looooong minutes
and short years
  jumping from
baby to toddler to teen etc.
From what I understand,
you jump down, turn around and it's all over.
I'm all for the leaping, and jumping.
I find myself jumping
from little questions to big ideas,
and of course jumping through
weird technicolour internal hoops
of my own
In the flurry of leaping from moment to moment
there is not much down time to contemplate it all.
I'd like to stick all the good stuff in a bag
and carry it into my dotage.

I'd love to later,
when I'm batty and crotchety
reach into all these potent moments
 that feel like they are leaping at jet speed into the ether-
and braid them into my memory.
I'd love to slow down all the Little's big jumps,
and watch them again in slow-mo.
And then,
I'd like to lift my feet
fall back and jump into the place
 that catches us all.