Saturday, February 26, 2011

Day 129 - Ski

Thought of the day: I had an epiphany tonight when I was looking at some photos.  It's nothing groundbreakingly new, but it suddenly occurred to me that having kids makes one feel young and more resilient to the sufferings that life inevitably offers, even though the taxing job of being a parent may age one physically and drain one financially more than any other job.  Being a parent is like being a cameraman who pays much more attention to what's in front of the camera than what's behind.  Your subject of focus is, of course, your children.  Since they are young, energetic, learning and growing everyday, you feel young and energetic as well.  And with your children now in focus, your other subjects of interest may fade in comparison.  Of course, it doesn't mean that you no longer love your job, your hobby, your parents, your relatives and friends as much as before.  You still love them with the same intensity, but you just don't cling to them as much.  People age or die, situations change or deteriorate, but as long as your children are well and healthy, everything seems tolerable.  In a way, my children are making up for my lack of a faith.  For that, I'm thankful.

Photo of the day:
We took Lila and her friend up the gondola and ski a little bit today.  Lila is a natural and we look forward to skiing with her soon!

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