Sunday, July 29, 2012

A Kiss Blown

My 18-year-old makes her way through airport security, waves, blows a kiss and then heads for her gate.  How does one begin to process this?  It’s a milestone, a rite of passage… it’s happened to millions of parents and children but never to us.  Soccer games, birthday parties, choir concerts, church camps, vacations… all reduced to a wave and a kiss blown…

He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sun rise.
Eternity, William Blake

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