Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wind and a blur of color

T-shirts and sneakers whiz by in a blur of rainbow colors. Heat from sun-warmed metal radiates through our clothes. Wind lifts my hair, tangles it. The volume of her voice rises and falls as we, too, rise up and glide down, around and around.

Mother and daughter, we survey our domain. We lean to the side, fingers wiggling at the little Daddy down below. I spot a petite train. She exclaims when she sees a playground. Grins are exchanged with nearby riders sharing our little bit of airspace.

Her joy in this moment is worth the nausea to come.

This week's writing prompt from Galit at Write on Edge: "This week I want you to conjure something. An object, a person, a feeling, a color, a season- whatever you like. But don’t tell me what it is, conjure it."  Our limit was 100 words.


dosweatthesmallstuff said...Best Blogger Tips

Heehee... this post made me smile. I too, got a lil' dizzy after riding Dumbo at Disneyland. But their smiles... made it all worthwhile. So true!

Galit Breen said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh the fun and the little daddy below (Hee! I love that line!)

I'm not going to lie- the nausea and the up high factor made me sweat just a little bit.

But the moment captured? Is perfection!

Skoteinia said...Best Blogger Tips

The idea of the nausea prevents me from these moments, but you capture it as I imagine that it would be! :)

Jen Has A Pen said...Best Blogger Tips

This is sweet. :-) Such a fun memory to record. I can feel her delight. :-)

angela said...Best Blogger Tips

What an excellent job capturing that feeling of being so high and seeing so much :)

The only cure for that sort of nausea is a snack of Mickey ice cream ears :)

betsy said...Best Blogger Tips

I love this!! My little girl could ride Dumbo over and over and over. But so could I!

Jackie said...Best Blogger Tips

The one ride that we didn't get to ride.

But what fun for a child! Looking around at everything from such a height, smiling, laughing, and simply enjoying it all.

Karen Peterson said...Best Blogger Tips

This is so sweet! I loved it!

Elaine A. said...Best Blogger Tips

What a fun ride! You described it well and the end made me giggle. ;)

Christa said...Best Blogger Tips

I love how you captured the moment! I have a video riding this with my mom and best friend when we were little. My dad had the camera and has our Dumbo elephant came around you can see me and my friend fighting to push the button to go up and down. It's a really funny video to watch now, though I doubt my mother was having a lot of fun at the time. :)

Natalie @ MamaTrack said...Best Blogger Tips

What a wonderful moment to capture. I felt like I was riding there with you!

Jenna said...Best Blogger Tips

well done, and i can relate to the ending :)

Not Just Another Mother Blogger! said...Best Blogger Tips

What a sweet memory! Made me feel like I was in the next elephant!

dianddo said...Best Blogger Tips

This is so sweet! Great description. Felt like I was there.

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