Photograph

The other day I was driving and listening to Jamie Cullum’s amazing song “Photograph.” There’s a line in it that says:

“It’s just another story caught up

In another photograph I found.

And it seems like another person lived that life

A great many years ago from now.

When I look back on my ordinary, ordinary life,

I see so much magic, though I missed it at the time.”

I want to notice the magic when it happens, like this moment, when my 7-year-old snuggled in her baby sister’s bed and read her a book. These moments won’t keep happening forever. Their childhood is but a brief stop in their long life journeys. While it lasts, I hope to be there with them, to notice the magic as much as I can, and to help them see it too.

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juliebarton

Writer and mom living in Northern California, author of the New York Times Bestselling memoir, Dog Medicine, How My Dog Saved Me From Myself. Hard at work on book #2.

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