I'm not sure if I read this quote or made it up.
To have a child is to know what it feels like to have your heart walking around outside of your body.
Regardless, it's true. And it's the first thing that came to mind when I saw this picture.
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Jack's Aunt Kristin gave him a flashlight when we saw her recently in Louisiana. It has become His Favorite Thing Ever. The other night, he shone the flashlight up through the banister of the stairs, which is currently wrapped with evergreen garland.
When he saw the resulting shadow, he got super excited.
"Momma! It's a shadow! I made a shadow!"
I came to look and appreciate it.
"Yes, Jack! That is awesome!"
"Momma, it's for Peter Pan!"
OK. Hold the phone. My heart literally burst into one thousand pieces. Where he got this, I have no idea. But I knew just what he meant. He meant this:
This kid. He has the heart of a poet. I'm not even kidding.
Hope your day has some unexpected poetry in it.