"All words are symbols that represent unspeakable realities. Which is also why words are magical." (Donald Miller tweet)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

my favourites

My three favourite under-20s in the entire world spent the weekend with us. You've met them before, of course.

There's J-Blue. She has the letters "JB" hanging from a ceiling fan in her room at home, not in honour of that annoying boy-star, but because she's J-Blue. We talked about Important Things. Friends. Future. Memories. "Remember when you painted that tree in my room?" Yes. Yes I do. Only for any of these 3 would I attempt artistry of that magnitude.

The Punk brought me flowers for no apparent reason. He and Spike were happy to run errands a couple of times on the weekend, because it meant the Punk could drive. He's been driving for a year. He's all casual about it. He also plays Dutch Blitz in slow-motion and beats us all every time.

The Bean built a shelf that had been unassembled in a box since just after Christmas. Because he can. He's been building things since just after he exited the womb. He's also teaching himself to play piano. We took them for Vietnamese food, and he decided that using chopsticks should also be one of his skills.

I'm just going to sit here for awhile and gaze at these captured moments.

I'll catch up with you later, OK?


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very cute!

Alexia said...

I love the third one - the concentration is very apparent!

Bob Scotney said...

I'm envious of anyone who can play the piano.
How many football fields?

Patti said...

Bob - 2 1/2 football fields, by their calculations. :)

Alexia - He WAS concentrating. He had first played a song for me via YouTube. And then showed me how he had learned to play the lead line on piano. :)

Thunder - Yaaaahhhh ... I kinda adore them all to bits.

Max Sartin said...

Great pictures, that last one is really cool.

patti said...

Hey Max - Thanks for stopping by :) That last one is the Bean ... one of the few times I managed to sneak up on him with a camera. ;)

Carmi Levy said...

We'll sit here, too, and drink in the magic you've painted for us here. These are wonderful moments, and you've captured them with such care and grace.