This is the story of our adventures -- every day and extraordinary; our dreams -- tiny and grand; our gardens -- ornamental and sustaining; this is the story of our journey.  We are a family of four living a mindful, simple life here in Los Angeles County.  We are green, conscious, and forward thinking.  We keep an eye on the past because some of the best things have already been done and bear repeating.  Walk and talk with us, have a glass of wine, taste a peach or a tomato, blow some bubbles and watch them drift up over the canyon ridge.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Universe According to Alex

There are a number of "oldies but goodies" -- stories and pictures that happened before I started the blog so I'll try to catch it up. This is from June 6.

Last night we were in the hot tub and Alex was dancing, ballet style. Very well
in fact. Then she stopped.

M: Why don't you dance some more Alex?
A: I can't.
M: Why not?
A: There are no stars. I can't dance unless there are stars. [now mind you,
there were no stars when she was dancing earlier]
M: There are stars, you just can't see them until it gets a little darker.
A: No. There are no stars.
M: Okay, whatever. Look at the moon! See the moon? It's beautiful. You can
dance by the light of the moon. [don't know if you saw the moon last night but
it was a really bright tiny sliver of a moon, on the bottom edge -- beautiful;
it was dusky at this time and you could see the "dark side" of the moon too;
Alex looked up at it.]
A: Look Mom! The batteries are dead! I can't dance. The batteries are dead.

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