Short But Sweet One

You are chasing your sister around the Rotunda at Croome. The echoes of your childish laugher flit around the space, like startled birds. 

There is something strangely tranquil here, despite your sudden and boisterous intrusions – a sense of something ancient in the atmosphere; things happened here once, it seems to say.

Your sister’s attention is not kept for long. She shuffles towards the bright square of the entrance, keen to head back outside and find daddy. You, however, linger.

Suddenly quiet, you move towards the window and place your hand on the cool pane. I often catch you in these moments, still and far away. It seems like time stops – though in reality your gaze is held for a minute at most.

You turn, just for a moment.

“Mummy, I can see trees and grass and the blue sky!”

Piece of my heart, windows let in the light but they also shut out the world.

I hope you feel the warmth of sunlight on your face, every day. I hope hear the breeze singing in the trees and feel the grass beneath your toes.

I hope you don’t stand behind that pane too long, too often, fascinated but separate. I see your face reflected in the glass; I see the beauty of everything reflected in you.

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28 Comments

  1. 6th June 2016 / 7:53 am

    That is completely beautiful.
    I’m sure he notices these things lovely, and he’s so lucky to have a mummy like you.x

    • Someone's Mum
      6th June 2016 / 7:53 am

      Thank you 😊

  2. 6th June 2016 / 9:31 am

    Oh this is just beautiful. I love the description of the sound flitting like birds. Do you write poetry? Thanks for joining us at #KCACOLS and we hope to see you next week too 🙂 xx

    • Someone's Mum
      6th June 2016 / 9:36 am

      I do write poetry yes Emma. There’s one of my poems in the post ‘The Day he wasn’t Neurotypical’ from Jan and another in the post ‘Half-term’ from Feb. Thanks so much for your kind words 😊

      • 6th June 2016 / 3:37 pm

        Oh yes, I had a feeling that you did and I probably asked you that before. I will have to go and look up those posts now 🙂 #KCACOLS

    • Someone's Mum
      6th June 2016 / 9:36 am

      Thank you ☺

    • Someone's Mum
      6th June 2016 / 10:31 am

      Thank you 😊

    • Someone's Mum
      6th June 2016 / 10:31 am

      Thank you 😊

  3. 6th June 2016 / 3:00 pm

    oh this is truly beautiful. What a stunning piece of prose. An incredible photo too. I have to share #BigPinkLink

    • Someone's Mum
      6th June 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you so much 😊

  4. 6th June 2016 / 3:42 pm

    How lovely. It is in the small little things that we find special moments. x #bigpinklink

  5. 6th June 2016 / 9:00 pm

    What a beautiful post. It made me tearful. I am sure he will experience all those precious things. #KCACOLS

  6. 7th June 2016 / 10:13 am

    Beautiful and thought-provoking xxx
    #KCACOLS

  7. 7th June 2016 / 10:31 am

    awww what a lush post #KCACOLS

  8. 7th June 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Oh this is just beautiful! I loved it when I read it on instagram and think it’s just lovely to read. I also hope he isn’t stuck behind the glass. Thanks for linking up. #bigpinklink

  9. 8th June 2016 / 2:59 am

    This is so beautifully written. You obviously adore your son and notice the little moments that can mean so much. He’s certainly lucky to have you. Thanks for sharing.
    #KCACOLS #bigpinklink

  10. 8th June 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Beautiful and very moving. Always enjoy your writing, your personal touch and your love for your kids.

    Mainy x

    #kcacols

  11. 8th June 2016 / 7:15 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful.
    Those little moments truly are everything, when you catch them looking at you smiling, or when you peek around the corner to find them deep in thought. Being a parent is the most magical ride I’ve ever been on. Thank you for sharing <3 #KCACOLS

  12. 9th June 2016 / 10:01 am

    A beautiful poem and picture that captures a perfect moment. I love it when you catch your little ones in a moment which makes you take a second and appreciate their innocence x #KCACOLS

  13. 9th June 2016 / 9:19 pm

    This beautiful, I didn’t know you wrote poetry you are really good at it. Do you link to Vic Weltons #prose4t linky for poetry? #kcacols

    • Someone's Mum
      9th June 2016 / 9:24 pm

      This is actually prose though I do write poetry too 🙂 Will have a look!

    • Someone's Mum
      10th June 2016 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you 😊

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