Wednesday, February 8, 2012

a poetic day

There was something brilliant and rather poetic about our outing the other day. It was unplanned. We had finished some chores in the house and I realized Mayumi could really use some focused Mama time. Some time where she could be in control and make the decisions. So I asked her what she wanted to do and she announced that she wanted to go to the Museum of Natural History.

So we did.

We took our time - for once we didn't have to rush in order to meet friends. It was just the two of us and we had no real agenda...

Everything is so much more beautiful when you take the time to really see it. We noticed things we'd never noticed before, despite having been here so many times.

And since it was a Monday afternoon, it wasn't very busy. We practically had the place to ourselves. Maya led the way through the great halls and exhibits. 

And when she had asked all her questions and had her fill, we headed back. And when she requested that we stop and ride the carousel, we did.

Her smile was the most beautiful and poetic part of the day.


Hailey said...

I love the feeling of not being rushed! Ah, I long for the summer!

I love her sweet face!

Kumi said...

Yes, Maya's smile is the most beautiful one among all those photos!

Mark said...

Oh, the luxury of having nothing to do. "...A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread - and Thou..."

Pomegranategrl said...

What a great day. The days with no plans are the best of all. I hope you had a great weekend! -SB