Saturday, May 27, 2006

I have seen the future,
and they can paddle
Quick note for today. Just back from Madison's Brat Day where Rutabaga had a bunch of boats for kids, 7-14, to paddle. Each child was fitted with a PFD, put in a boat, given 10-15 seconds of tips and pushed out into the water. Unfortunately, there was a breeze making things hard for the little tykes.

But you should have seen them! Cautious at first, most were soon stirring the soup with their paddles. Some quickly learned to turn their boat, many paddled backwards.

And the intensity. The concentration on their little faces was intense.

As I recall the poet saying, "I wish I could know once more the seriousness I knew as a child at play.


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