Friday, February 10, 2012


I remember small
walking between my parents
my raised arms thigh high
into the waves
that knocked me down
looking up through water
gasping, spitting, choking
my Dad laughing


  1. I can picture this, but I am sorry your dad laughed at this. I would never put a small child into a position of being knocked down by a wave, as I know how much this scares even ME as an adult.

  2. I like your addition to this blogged version--really gives a much more clear idea of the situation and what it meant at the time to be so small. It does rankle that your father laughed.

  3. How wonderful that you have this memory. I love the thoughts of Dad laughing and them swinging you between them in the water. I can see little you laughing as well. :)