It’s hard to believe S— was born a year ago. There’s an overflow of emotion that’s hard to communicate. She’s walking. She’s so full of joy and curiosity. She has a tooth or maybe two. And, she’s no longer a baby. She’s a little kid. So much love.
In the moments of quiet, I thought about stillness, how stillness requires effort, that stillness does not imply inaction or doing nothing. The deer, when she hears your footsteps, is intentional in being still. It takes effort not to move.