Day Four: The Edge of Childhood
December 4, 2012
They are at that cusp falling over into adulthood. Almost 17 and just turned 18. They think they know everything. I resist the urge to say, “when I was your age…” They will figure out soon enough how very little they know. That’s part of growing up, right?
These babies of mine are so different. So competitive.
The one thing they share is their love of music and guitar playing. They effortlessly pass the guitar back and forth between them. Taking turns asking for the others opinion. I resist the urge to run in the room screaming, “Finally! You are sharing! Hell hath frozen over!”
But I hang back, out of the room and take a photo without them noticing. I don’t want to spoil the moment.
I sit in an adjoining room, enjoying the music as Miles reads aloud to me. The moments are fleeting. You have to enjoy them now.