June 8, 2011

resilience

feather

she carefully patted and scooped

and shaped

and built.

and she went off to gather stones.

and a boy came by and he took the feather right out of her castle

and he threw it into the water.

she didn't cry, she didn't even show her anger

she looked up and she got up and she waded into the water, and collected her feather

and placed it back where it belonged.

beach feather castle

18 comments:

  1. what a sweet precious moment, thank you for sharing it with us!

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  2. I can't wait to get well to watch this in person. How adorable!

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  3. She's precious and it's such a delight to see her growing up thru your blog!

    Blessings!

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  4. oh what a metaphor. what a teacher that little Ivy can be. xo

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  5. Ivy, you rock! ;)
    hugs from Brazil!

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  6. I really really needed to read this. Now I'm crying!! I've been getting my "feather taken out of my castle" a lot lately. I have learned a lot from your sweet little Ivy.

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  7. a lesson for us all about turning the other cheek...however, as a mom, I'd want to beat that lil' vandalizing shit...

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  8. oh man. channeling ivy this week.

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  9. What a determined little cutie! My kids have such a fascination for feathers, too! If we had every feather they have ever collected, we could build our own bird! LOL.

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  10. Your daughter is so sweet...and it just goes to show what an amazing mother you are!

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