Monday, July 25, 2011

Energy is Tiring

Sometimes energy is tiring. Watching people expend great amounts of energy, jumping and joking, tossing and tipping, daring and diving can be very tiring. I wonder if it is too tiring sometimes...or if it is just right under a shaded hat with a cold lemonade nearby. Maybe it is exactly right, being close but not bumped, nearby but not always engaged. Maybe at some point it becomes just about perfect, being able to watch your loved ones frolic and enjoy each other, seeing that they are okay to do so without you being the one to take them to the park or to light the barbecue and maybe especially without you being the one whose shoulders are used as a launching pad into the pool.

Yes, I think this is so.