this was our second time at armstrong redwoods with augustus, and it has become a place of deep peace for our little tribe. we walked slowly, looking up as much as we would take it all in. it's a beautiful place to remember how little we all are and how much life spanned before our tiny existence ~ and really, how much life will keep moving far beyond any of us now. the vast, strong redwoods that span to the ceiling of the sky and the intensely green ferns that grow at the roots of the redwoods reminded me just how much life comes and goes, and how gentle and beautiful it all really is.
and what i've learned from our sweet baby boy is that time does not exist. it is a mere space between all the beautiful things in life. have you ever seen a baby look up at parade of trees that stand 200 feet fall? it is something that i want to write on the very inside of my soul. i want to hold it, and remember that what we see every day is what he sees for the first time, every time.
to live simply, i follow him. i look at everything with new eyes as much as possible. and find the wonder in what requires wonderment.