Friday, April 22, 2011

Haiku My Heart Friday - Joy

Pull of gravity
lets go for just a moment.
Falling sets me free

This is a picture of my daughter, age 3, taken 13 years ago. I still hear her laughter as she jumps on my giant bed, that laughter made more precious because she uses a walker and wheelchair to get around. But for a brief, joyous moment, she pushes her self high off the bed, defying gravity and those silly legs of her's which won't support her properly. She still has a hard time walking, but she also still has that wonderful laugh. 

Read more Haiku at Recuerda Mi Corazon, and join in the celebration of words by writing your own haiku and posting a link to Rebecca's blog. 


Spadoman said...

Wonderful photo. The smile says it all, maybe for that moment for her, but for an eternity to the rest of us.
I have photos of Grand children jumping on motel beds, and i take new ones every time we have the occasion to spend the night out-of-town. Now they are older, but jumping on the bed is something we remember forever.

Peace to you, your daughter, and all each of you holds dear.

Margaret Pangert said...

How well you see your daughter in this haiku. That wild moment of freedom which makes her laugh with joy. A very special, beautiful story.

Motivational Poems said...

Beautiful photo and nicely written haiku! Love it :)

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Noelle Renee said...

It is a fabulous photo that captures a moment of true happiness and complete liberation. She looks so joyful and light. Thank you for sharing this memory with us. I am lifted up by looking at it.
Peace and Blessings,

Rosie@travel-i-tales said...

A beautiful moment captured...and a beautiful haiku; thanks for sharing, I am touched.

Grammy said...

That was great! I love it. Thank you for the smile on my face. :)

Dawn Elliott said...

Your haiku is so sweet...and makes us all appreciate what we so often take for granted. Beautiful!

Meri said...

You can tell that her spirit flies, even when she is grounded.

rebecca said...

thank you for this squealing delight of youth!
oh if we could lift each other up so simply, so cleverly that no one would ever forget how to fly!

so glad to have you here.

foxysue said...

Letting go, if only we could let go as easily as your 'little lovely' here, we'd all feel a lot lighter!

Thank you for this inspirational post.

Sue x

Stephanie said...

So joyous to see this moment of absolute freedom!