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Podcasts, Presence, and Potential: #atozchallenge for April 19, 2017

Slices of An Unschooling Life Theme Reveal Post

Today’s Poetry Type:

Parralelogram de Crystalline

 

Presence

Potential

Podcasts heard in the night

While the full moon scuttles through clouds above

 

My presence

There with her in her world

Chatting together while dawn birds sing

 

My daughter

This lovely glowing girl

Blossoming dewy morning glory

 

Eyes dancing

Rooted in love’s soft soil

In the radiance of bright new day

Light and shadows create art; nighttime and togetherness do the same.
Light and shadows create art; nighttime and togetherness do the same.

One of my favorite things about the way we live is how naturally it flows. Sometimes, my daughter and I meet in the deep of the night, when we’re both awake. We might go for a walk on our quiet country road, if the weather is good. In those times, we tend to share secrets and deep conversation. We’ve greeted more than a few dawns together, walking, or sitting in the camp chairs in our front yard, watching the world lighten and awaken.

Other times, we sit in my study or the living room, and chat. We might watch videos (some of hers, some of mine), or listen to a podcast of Welcome to Night Vale, a Lovecraftian fictional community radio show.

So many conversations, and so much closeness, have been inspired by these middle-of-the-night, the-world-has-grown-quiet times. It’s a luxury we couldn’t entertain nearly as often if we followed a schedule dictated by the clock rather than our own internal rhythms.

In my mind, the walking, the dawn, and the podcasts are all interwoven, essential threads in the fabric of our lives.

Do you share special times and activities with your children?
Have you ever  watched or listened to their favorite shows with them?
Have you ever gone for a predawn walk with someone you love?

Perhaps you’d like more pretty, prolific P posts? Click here, or on the icon below, to promenade along the Blogging From A-Z April Challenge.

Please come back tomorrow for a quiet query or three.

She worked on these LPS party favors during a late-night hangout session.
She worked on these LPS party favors during a late-night hangout session.

Author:

I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

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