Drawing by Rick Beerhorst (left) drawing by Grace Beerhorst (right)
I stumbled across this picture above as a favorite among my daughter Rose's Flickr favorites. It reminds me of how magical and righteous it is to have children regularly sprinkled into your day. It really is a good thing and I need to remind my self because they are fun and creative and sparkly and cute but they also wreck your favorite shit on a pretty regular basis which is just part of the whole frikken ball of wax.
Since we brought home a used upright piano via Criags List a couple of weeks ago, Rain (age 9 yrs) and I are trying to learn how to play. A very crude version of Beethoven's Ode to Joy can be heard several times a day at completely random times coming from the foyer of our home which has recently been designated the Music Room. I am working up my own primitive version of Professor Longhairs's Mardi Gras. Some portion of us must remain a child forever and having children around are a great reminder of this simple truth.