Friday, September 21, 2007

Swinging Bliss

One of my favoritest things in the universe is looking out my kitchen window and seeing the kids flying on the swings. The low branches of our willow tree cover them in dappled green light. Swinging is like a yoga meditation for them--the movement, the tidal rhythm, the sweep, the flow. The little kids will swing for 30 minutes at a time. Levi gets this blissed out expression on his face. When poor little Haley's grand emotions can't be expressed indoors (read: no one wants to listen to her wail), she goes out and swings and weeps and talks to herself. Other times she swings with her eyes squinched shut--for deeper meditation.


  1. Now I'm REALLY inspired to go buy a swing for the tree in our backyard.

  2. Just watching that video is meditative!