13 December 2011

small visitor

although she lives not far from here, normally i do not see the little girl during the week. my schedule, hers, her parents - all make a weekday visit difficult to arrange. but suddenly this evening she is at the door with her father, a quick stop to put the finishing touches on a carpentry project. in she marches, sheds her coat and hat, and fetches her slippers. she examines everything new since her last visit of four days ago, she gives a detailed update of the goings-on at school, she borrows a few christmas books, and then, she is gone, just as quickly as she came. back to her own home for supper and bedtime, with a promise of a return visit this weekend to help me finish decorating the tree. like a meteor on a dark night, a brief flash of exuberance on an otherwise ordinary weekday evening.

5 comments:

Star said...

Very sweet visit with more wonderful time to come...and with sock monkey slippers, too!!!!!

Mimsie said...

A very fitting follow-up to your previous post. The little girl is indeed one of the bright lights in your life! And yes, those sock monkey slippers are adorable.

susan t. landry said...

beautiful writing, chris. i just love this scene. and you KNOW i love those slippers...

Cindi Summerlin said...

I love your blog! You make me smile with your photos and comments! Such a blessed life!

Nora said...

How lovely that the little grl dropped by unexpectedly like that. It must have been like a breath of fresh air. How lucky for you. And how nice for her to be able to. XOX