Miles and the marble roller coaster
It seems like we've been full of going and doing this season. Miles is interested in so many different things that I can't seem to keep up. The toys are getting more complex and involved, leaving me (she who is without her engineering degree) with my hands tangled and mind boggled. This above number has been mastered by my dear husband, who is quite the architect. While totally inappropriate for a two-year old to figure out on his own, once set up it is one of those highly prized "hours of fun" toys. B even rigged it where the marble spits off of the end of the track, bounces on a drum, then on another drum, rolls down a xylophone and hits a tibetan bowl making a pleasing ping. Best of all, this toy is manufactured in Italy. Worst of all is that it's made of flimsy plastic!
The weather is beginning to heat up in the valley and I feel like being indoors more. I'm doing more reading and less writing, more sewing and less talking on the phone....little shifts. Though chasing a two and a halfer around has been keeping me on my toes, I still feel quiet when it comes to this blog. It is as if I have little to say except to report on the doings of our lives here. As if I am responding to the world around me with no comment.
I'm not sure what it is exactly that's causing me to hold back the thought processes I've been so eager to share here in the past. Has the cat got my tongue?! I think it has something to do with the fact that I'm placing less importance on process and pondering. I'm not sure my ego needs to be seen that way anymore. I once loved to overanalyze and psychoanalyze-if a concept can be broken down into smaller bits, I've always jumped at the chance to figure it out. I feel more in a surrendered place now, where not only am I improving at letting things go more quickly, I don't seem to be attached to the bits. Whatever is happening, it feels like a chemical change that is altering me forever. So weird!
I'm deeply enjoying the fruits of summer, all of the little moments that words can't even describe. Maybe that's it! Maybe at the moment life is just leaving me speechless.