Tuesday, January 1, 2008

pure joy

today i witnessed pure joy
today i saw an adult meet her inner child
and they briefly enjoyed their time together
i watched with amusement as a plump must-be-near-60-year-old woman discover that
gravity can be her her friend on the water slide
she emerged from her first trip down with a look of sheer delight
and squealed (yes, squealed) to the also amused teen-aged lifeguard
"that was fun! i'm doing it again!"
and she almost ran to do it again
she emerged from her second trip down with only a look of content
her inner child and her inner adult parted ways
the child was visible no more
but i know she will be back