Growing up, I quickly learned that if you didn’t want to be stopped, it was best to not mention your intentions beforehand. I’m not sure that was the lesson my parents WANTED me to learn though. Hm.
Too often I have found myself being “moral,” and then in the same situation understanding the challenge. Although, for Vachel, I’mnot sure that saying “no” is much of a challenge.
“Ansel Adams meets lemon meringue pie” is actually quite a fair analogy for a new snowfall I think.
And I love how kids get like this when they see something, it is so exciting and all-important and immediate, and as an adult you’re just thinking, “I have seen this a million times, I wonder if I can pull out the energy to fake excitement for this child from some untuouched-by-cynicism core of my being.”