Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tell Me Again About the Rabbits, George

There are so many things about Zoey that I want to remember forever: the small press of her mouth against mine, the smell of her skin warm slathered in sunscreen, the soft seashells of her fingernails. And then last night there was this: desperately trying to suppress a smile while pretending to be asleep in my bed.

There are so many things. Too many things. I cannot, do not, will not ever get enough of the way my life expands and contracts, expands and contracts, the rhythm of my heart breaking and falling in love, over and over and over again.

20 comments:

Bluestreak said...

wow, is she ever gorgeous.

Jules said...

Lovely, S.

kate_nyc said...

She is a wonderful little girl (and lucky one to have an awesome Mom)

Maggie May said...

exactly.

and, she is gorgeous!

Megan said...

The Great Pretender. So cute.

Judy said...

I know I'm her Grandma Glitter and I know I'm cheering too loudly in the stands....again...but...WOW!

I think you all can see why I have so much trouble when I'm with Miss Z. NOT to bite her, squeeze her too hard. She is every bit as adorable inside as out-and that's saying a LOT. I rarely see her doing anything other than smiling and making remarkable observations. She's a happy child. Sus, you and Bry are incredibly outstanding baby-makers and parents. I don't think I've EVER seen better.Your post title says it all because when I'm with her, I DO feel a lot like Lennie with his rabbit-and I have to self-monitor all the time not to just inhale her, pull her right into my body, consume her. What a blessing! Happy Weekend.
Mom

Rosalie said...

Imagine that times two!
Just 'do it' with Bryan already and make another one.
Xo
Ro

Maggie, Dammit said...

She is just breathtaking.

Brie said...

so cute and I'd frame that top pic of the fake sleeping. So awesome!

hej said...

Interesting. No comments about your "heart breaking and falling in love over and over and over again." Powerful line.

Jules said...

Never fear, HEJ. My "lovely" comment was actually referring to the writing--although Miss Petunia is no doubt a looker. :)

Jennifer said...

She is so adorable--love the pretend sleeping one!

zakary said...

Rosalie makes me laugh!

Zoester is just too adorable. Can't stand it.

Paloma said...

What a beautiful sentiment. I hope to be a mom someday.

S, Zoey is such a gorgeous, little girl.

Persian Tea said...

such a beautiful, genuine, sweet post.

The Lil Bee said...

She is honestly an angel.

karey m. said...

my god. that girl is perfect!

as is your writing about that girl. xoxo.

bakingwithplath said...

She is SO beautiful.

Richie Designs said...

you need to get her an agent. PRONTO!

Emily said...

she is unbelievably gorgeous...and i remember that fondly when i would pretend to sleep and i'd end up resembling the cheshire cat. too cute!