Friday, November 8, 2013

{this moment} on two continents! 8 November 2013

Each week my South African friend Vanessa and I post {this moment} on two continents! as a ritual to celebrate our friendship and the bond we share as we raise our boys "together" on opposite sides of the globe.
Sacred days:

Celebrating the simple blessings of everyday life - United States
Our day was sacred in the way that everyday is sacred when you are alive.  It was a simple morning spent gathering firewood and kindling for the cold days ahead. The boys played (relatively) peacefully around me as I worked and gathered sticks and stones and "salad" in the form of mulberry leaves. 

Far away our friends revisited the The Dell at Kirstenbosch where Aidan had his blessing ceremony.
When he was a month old Sally wrote his name in blue corn that Aunty Alicia had sent us from Santa Fe for our wedding. Everyone put a heart shaped leaf around it to decorate the rock. The minister who married us in Cape Town performed a beautiful blessing ceremony for Aidan as we all sat along the stream from the spring.

When we arrived there yesterday, there was a hadeda ibis a few rocks away, preening. It wasn't bothered by our arrival and stayed for a long time before walking in the water, catching prey.
Aidan had a great time splashing and throwing mud about!

Inspired by Soulemama - {this moment} A Friday ritual. A single photo few photos - no words - some words :-) capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

1 comment:

  1. I always love seeing both of your photos... there is something in the way you capture the lives of your littles that really speaks to me.

    I know we normally do mommy moments 'round here, but this week I find myself drawn to this moment & this photo...