Here Comes Another One

[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.

Pacific Ocean Agate Beach Oregon

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.)


6:22 AM  7 Comments  5 Kudos

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7 Responses to Here Comes Another One

  1. Thea says:

    Just Jeff:


    Posted by Just Jeff on August 12, 2010 – Thursday – 7:27 AM

  2. Thea says:



    Posted by ROBERTOelDRAGÓN&IDYs! on August 12, 2010 – Thursday – 8:16 AM

  3. Thea says:

    Jared: Genibus Tuis Canis³:

    Yes little man, its a good thing land doesn’t sink. BTW the blog thing seems to work again

    Posted by Jared: Genibus Tuis Canis³ on August 12, 2010 – Thursday – 10:42 AM

  4. Thea says:


    Its a little scary when your kid seems smarter than you, huh? Although with the half of his gene pool that I know, he had a pretty good chance of being a smart little dude.

    And that is the best thing about having kids….getting to show them the world, as see it again, new, through their eyes.

    Love this!

    Posted by Denese on August 12, 2010 – Thursday – 7:11 PM

  5. Thea says:


    It becomes even more magical with grandkids.

    Posted by M. TERESA CLAYTON on August 13, 2010 – Friday – 7:19 AM

  6. Thea says:


    “Made up of faith” – yes, as in “intuitive faith” here. An incurable rationalist could post a nice demonstration of reductionism at this point, but from a simple and straightforward human point of view, this is the kind of faith that makes someone a human being: living with a sense of reliability that this world is both wild and also reliable – but these things being in balance somehow. This is the essence of what we call “critical realism”. Good job, Kor!

    Posted by jcmmanuel on August 14, 2010 – Saturday – 4:50 AM

  7. Thea says:


    Awwe how sweet… You have a pic up there I cannot see? Thank you for sharing.

    Posted by Makinamark69 on August 19, 2010 – Thursday – 6:21 PM

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