[Originally published on MySpace on August 12, 2010.]
My son (who’s 6, I remind you) and I drove to the Oregon Coast yesterday. Pacific Ocean in all its wild glory. Narrow, winding road right along the coastline, very beautiful—we pulled into a viewpoint on a bluff and hopped out of the car to have a look. I watched Korben as he took it all in. His face had that “unstrung” look you have when you’re caught completely by surprise, and everything you thought you knew suddenly becomes unknown again. He stood there in open-mouthed visceral awe, staring at pure unadulterated might, huge waves crashing relentlessly, deeply blue-grey moving water as far as the eye could see.
Then I watched him behave much like gas, expanding to fill all available space within a new, vastly wider world. After a moment, he offered the following observation:
“Boy, it’s a good thing land doesn’t sink!!”
I tell you, kids are practically made UP of faith!
(PS: It only took me about 10 minutes to get back up off my knees.)
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