SOLC 22: day 15, rays of light

My plants soak up the last bits of the sun before I close the door on them. Outside daylight is waiting. Sneaky thing. Tricking me into thinking I have more time, when I have less.

I walk past an after school group of first graders. They are migrating from their school rooms to the playground. Shinny backpacks and bouncing pony tails, they march off. Two boys trail behind. Their clandestine conversation is capped off with arms flung over each other’s shoulders.

Coming around the corner, I recognize a boy from the morning line up. His shoulders move in a way that makes you take notice. He picks up his black backpack (no super heroes for him) and swaggers off to meet his group.

Energy pulsates out of each child. They are brimming with it. I envy these supercharged beings. Even though are beholden to schedules dictated to them, they radiate light.

Inspired by Megan’s post, I looked for the rays of light in my day.

13 thoughts on “SOLC 22: day 15, rays of light

  1. They sure do have tons of energy and radiate light. Here’s to having a little more energy and being a little more of a “light” to those around us today.

  2. Light fills our eyes and minds this time of year. Hooray for the lingering rays in the evenings now. You have pointed out another year round source of light and energy. Pulsating for sure. Great description here!

  3. I love how you captured the scene and your admiration for the light the students radiate. Ah, their energy abounds!

  4. Oh, this line is perfection! “Their clandestine conversation is capped off with arms flung over each other’s shoulders.” You paint this whole scene with beauty and reverence. Absolutely lovely post.

  5. What great imagery! I feel like I am there in your slice. Wonderful descriptions! Also- looking for the rays of light is a great intention because then you are sure to find them!

  6. Love the pictures you create and the imagery, everything you describe speaks of little kids and their innate self-assurance (almost always). I’ve just been thinking about rays of light too!

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