Sunday, November 7, 2010

Spirit of Adventure

She looked up at me, a bit out of breath, and said simply, "I don't think I can handle this, Adele." Since when has she called me Adele? Not the typical sentiment for the little girl who us usually found chanting, "I lead the way," but I understood it-- it was a long hike (even for my much longer adult legs), and she had been doing her best to keep up. Quite the trooper, and for the record, she did finish the hike, breaking into a run at the end to make it to the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. It's amazing what such a resilient spirit can handle.

"It is in the compelling zest of high adventure and of victory, and in creative action, that man finds his supreme joys." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Kerry said...

Beautiful! Isn't it funny when they bust out the first names when we least expect it?! Nora calls Neal by his first name when she wants him to come get her in the morning. Always makes me laugh. I LOVE that shot of you. You look so perfectly happy!

Once Upon A Parent said...

That looks like a beautiful adventure. You'll have to fill me in on where you went. Can't wait to see you guys this weekend.

Adele said...

Kerry, yes! And I love it. Zosia has often called "Hey, Ben!" when she needs him (wonder where she picked that one up...) but the "Adele" is brand new. Annie, perhaps we can get together for a joint adventure soon?