Friday, December 12, 2008

Homage to Little M (and all God's children everywhere)

Resurrecting Footpaths has this quote from Chesterton that I had forgotten:

The thing I mean can be seen, for instance, in children, when they find some game or joke that they specially enjoy. A child kicks his legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life. Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening,“Do it again” to the moon. It may be that he has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, our Father is younger than we.


This quote is part of a great post. Took a look!

I often sit on a chair and put little M on my knees and play "Pony." Giddyup pony, go to town. Giddyup pony, don't slow down. Giddyup pony (pause)-- Don't fall down!" whereupon I pull my knees apart and she falls down. [Slightly. And always with my arms securely around her.]

She LOVES it. "Again, KK!" "Again, KK!" "Again, KK!"

7 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love the image of God saying to a good creation, "Do it again!"

INTPanentheist said...

That is such a beautiful concept that I'm surprised someone could fit it into words.

Cute kid, too. ;-)

mompriest said...

really sweet...the bouncing child and the wonderful quote!

Purple said...

Fierce and free...we lose so much when we grow up.

Rev SS said...

Love your recent refections, wich I just read ... especially "Dreading the Holidays no longer"

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Jan said...

Lovely, lovely. And cute pictures!