My son is a lucky boy in that he has had the opportunity to travel to many lands throughout the world. I am a lucky mom in that I will be able to remember his expressions of glee in all these different places. As a young kid, he will not remember these trips necessarily. And what he does remember makes me giddy at times. He remembers and loves the “dome” [The Reichstag] in Berlin. He remembers the bananas in Curacao. He remembers the bullet train in Japan. He remembers turning five years old on a “hotel boat” [cruise].
All throughout these trips, he has experienced moments of pure delight. Only once did he throw a horrifically bad temper tantrum and that is in the Caymans. Many of those grand moments of expressed delight and wonder were captured on camera.
and this one….
and just outright mirth
In this photo, you can’t see his expression and the bear has no expression. It is all left to the future imagination and one’s unhindered recollection of that moment in time. I imagine his crookedly delicious smile wondering what this bear is all about. I sit here and wonder the same.