The 2 most frequently used words on this here journal, on that day*, were Liz (no surprise there, perhaps) and KARIN. Her name was many times larger than both Anders' and Martin's and it took me a bit aback for a moment, and then I laughed since really, with stuff like THIS going on around the house, why would I be surprised that she gets mentioned so often?
She's leaping off the arm of the big chair, expecting her father to catch her which, thankfully, he does...every time. She's been doing this for a long time, off and on, our own little flying monkey. She's pretty fearless when it comes to the physical stuff, even though she sometimes gives me palpitations. I hope her willingness to leap forward with enthusiasm, knowing that she's got a safety net of love to catch her before she breaks something will stay intact through her life, for all of the metaphorical, emotional and social cliffs she'll need to jump from some day.
I know it's an ability that has stood me in good stead throughout my life. What leaps of faith have you made in your time?
> > > BONUS! Flying** Monkey Video!
*I ran the obiter dictum through Wordle again today and Martin and Karin's name were equal in size, which gave me some relief from thinking I was unconsciously playing favorites here.
**Much like typing "brian" for "brain" (BWAHA! I just did it AGAIN!) I can no longer type the word "flying" without typing "flyinge" first.