Friday, June 29, 2012

To Dance With Waves

Today I am doing something a little different. I am joining up with Five Minute Friday

to write for 5 minutes flat on the prompt: “Dance” with no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.

Here I go:

My children had never seen the ocean before. They were almost as excited about that as they were Disneyland! When we said it was okay to go in Elyse took off for the ocean as fast as she could. Being from Texas they were not prepared for the chill of the California water. And hesitation took over for a few moments. But excitement soon gave way and small feet could no longer be held back. She began to dance gleefully in the cold ocean waters. And soon she joined the dance of the waves. They lapped, she leapt. They withdrew and she bounded playfully, waiting until they made their approach again. The music was the sound of rushing waters, birds overhead, laughter from her brothers and a shutter that clicked non stop. They continued for sometime. Neither ready for the dance to end.

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  1. Isn't it so fun to experience life through the eyes of your children? I always feel like I'm recapturing my childhood in moments like that!

  2. I love the ocean! I can't wait to go back soon!!

  3. Oh, I still remember my first experience with the ocean! So glad your kids had that chance, too. to take it all...
    I'm with you....I don't want the dance to end.

    Great 5 minute write!

  4. This is really great Sarah! I can just hear her giggling as she's running through the water and playing tag. And how cool that they got to see the ocean! Living in FL that's something I just take for granted. Makes me want to go to the beach now! ;)

  5. Hi, Sarah. I mentioned your blog with a Liebster award today. Hope you don't mind! Stop by Time Out to see what it's all about.


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