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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Moment In Our Life





In the corner of the room,
the green dragon watches silently.
He stands tall, 
wrapped around the spear from Kung Fu.
His older brother left it as a joke,
like a note trail
reminding him that he was there.
I watch him as he writes an essay
about uniforms stifling individuality,
his eyes intense,
his fingers flying on the keyboard.
The book he read on Tesla 
on the nightstand,
along with twenty five dollars,
he earned folding laundry. 
His effort toward raising
money for Thanksgiving baskets for
the less fortunate.
His father walks in
to listen to the essay.
I inhale the moment  in this room,
painted with blue walls,
SpongeBob bedsheets,
and a bunny he still tucks
under his arm in his sleep.
The bunny battles nightmares,
and keeps this space safe.
My boy,
his eyes sparkle ,
his imagination bigger than these walls.
His imagination takes flight,
and has no limits.
I watch with tenderness.



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95 comments:

  1. Such imagination is sure fun, that dragon may eat some one haha

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  2. smiles...says much of his heart...and how you raised him that he is geting money together to give to the less fortunate...love how you build this...in the moment yet so much more....big smiles ayala

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    1. Thank you, Brian. Big smiles to you and Happy Thanksgiving. :)

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  3. oh and you can be so proud of him...sounds like he's a wonderful boy ayala...

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  4. Wow, he read a book on Tesla??? I am very impressed. He seems like a very special boy, raising money for those less fortunate and all.... Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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    1. Thank you, Mary. He loved the book...Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  5. Wow--what a great poem for a wonderful son...

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  6. Love how you love your family, A...and encourage and appreciate each individual for his worth..imagination, humanity...I look forward each Tuesday to your loving portraits..Lovely write!

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    1. Thank you, Jackie. You are sweet and kind.

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  7. Ayala! Tuck his head under your arm and never let him go. This is so touching and real. My only child, at 25, is a whirling mass of issues, and the damn Navy has made these things much worse. But life goes on, and we remember the poignant and important times.

    A beautiful poem to family love. It shimmers with devotion.

    Lady Nyo

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    1. Thank you, Jane. I hope things get better with your son. xo

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  8. As happens so often, you again share your heart, Ayala. Sometimes breaking into pieces, sometimes (as now) shining with love and "tenderness"
    PEACE!, and thanks for beautiful thoughts here.

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    1. Thank you, Steve. :) Peace and best wishes.

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  9. Sometimes, these small moments imprint themselves in our hearts--and we remember them years later--my daughter is coming home tomorrow for the holiday--and my heart is just a little more full--Beautiful write!

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    1. Thank you, Audrey. I hope you enjoy every moment with her...the small moments are the big ones :)

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  10. He is the boy his parents are raising him to be. What a boy.
    You must feel so proud of all of your boys (hubby included)
    What a heart melting moment. I love that his older brother left the dragon there for him and his bunny keeps the nightmares away. My own heart melted reading this.

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    1. Thank you, Bren. I love my boys (including hubby)...I love that Josh left the dragon for him too :)

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  11. Wonderful moment in time! My son and I were just watching a documentary on Tesla the other day, such an interesting man who gave so much to the world. May plenty more of these moments find their way into your life!

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    1. Thank you, Tracie. I wish you the same. :)

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  12. "I inhale the moment in this room" Amen to that.

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  13. tenderness... tender piece. Rich descriptive passages Ayala

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  14. Keep inhaling the moment Ayala.....and writing it in your beautiful words. Love this!!! :-)

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  15. So full of love, for your boy, your life you have built for each other and your beautiful family. Thanks for sharing it with us, ayala.

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    1. Thank you, Joy. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Oh my, this brought a little nostalgic tear to my eye... a very lovely, tender write. And your boy sounds wonderful.

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  17. Ayala, you have a kind-hearted son, which is a sign of good parenting. Nice slice of life poem.

    Pamela

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  18. Such a lovely moment captured here Ayala ~ Inhale it long and deep ~

    Happy day to you ~

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    1. Thank you, Grace. I do and I will. Happy day to you. :)

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  19. I enjoyed this glimpse come to life.

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  20. So charming! From the dragon to bunny! To essay to Tesla. k.

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  21. ..a most sincere read today my friend... undeniably priceless... and you're helping me appreciate every single things in the world. Thank you for the poem, for the joy of simply reading it and feeling your heart in it. (:

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    1. You are too kind, thank you. I appreciate it. :)

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  22. Those priceless moments are to be cherished

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  23. Gratitude seems to be the key to happiness. He is so fortunate you see him and all his potential.

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  24. I like the "quietness" of you throughout this piece

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  25. "The bunny battles nightmares,
    and keeps this space safe." - beautiful lines. You have said it wonderfully !!!

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  26. I inhale the moment in this room....so aptly said. Beautiful poem, loved each line of it, thanks.

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  28. Who knew all that was going on ? I thought we were there to just check his essay. If I knew you were composing, I would have at least dressed nicer ;-) Such a wonderful interpretation of a seemingly ordinary "moment in our lives".

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    1. I love you! You make our life complete.

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  29. This is absolutely wonderful, Ayala! The mood and vividness of it are perfect! Beautiful write!

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  30. precious Ayala... those sacred moments of complete awareness of our children... that though they are growing up, minds and hearts expanding along with limbs lengthening... deep inside they are still our babies, that essence always remains.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    (what a wonderful boy, raising funds to help others!)

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    1. They grow up so fast...I hang on to every moment as best as I can. Thank you, Laura. Wishing you and your a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  31. Precious moment, I can feel the room through your quiet words. Beautiful. And I am grateful for our friendship too.

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  32. Sounds like his mama did a good job raising him.

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  33. Sounds like one of those moments that get engraved in our minds. So nice.

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  34. This poem is a fine example of description which caresses its own spaciousness and stays through the final hug. My goodness, to love that way must feel real good. Thank you. Happy Holiday to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, Susan. Wishing you the same :)

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  35. Such a beautiful poem, love the dragon and the intensity--I was standing right there with you in the doorway. Very nice!

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  36. Nothing to beat those moments. Great words.

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  37. I love the depiction of wonder. These are the simple moments that sustain us.

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  38. Such a wonderful tribute to your son. Happy Thanksgiving Ayala.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I hope you had a great holiday.

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  39. "His imagination takes flight,
    and has no limits." A wonderful gift and one which your son enriches with social awareness. A lovely tribute.
    p.s.: Tell your husband we'd like to know more about his attire that day.:)

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  40. his eyes sparkle ,
    his imagination bigger than these walls.
    His imagination takes flight,
    and has no limits.
    I watch with tenderness

    Such a beautiful pic that stays in one's mind. A boy so nice and kind is an inspiration and such a gem! Thanks for sharing, ayala!

    Hank

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  41. A precious moment indeed. Your love for your family has a way of touching me, Ayala.

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  42. " My boy,
    his eyes sparkle ,
    his imagination bigger than these walls.
    His imagination takes flight,
    and has no limits.
    I watch with tenderness."
    You have generously shared that feeling with those of us who do not enjoy it, dear A.



    Have a Sweet Week -
    Warm Aloha to YOU
    from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    ~ > < } } ( ° >

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    1. Thank you, Cloudia. Sweet of you. I hope you had a great holiday.

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  43. Many thanks for letting me share this moment, too. I can identify myself completely witht he "inhaling" bit. Yesterday my son took to the piano for about an hour to do one of the better practices he's ever done. I had to hug him afterwards.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. Thank you so much. So wonderful your son did so well. :) Enjoy the moments :)

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  44. Ah, boys turning into men...it's beautiful to watch indeed ;)

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