Sunday, August 28, 2011

160 - Clay in your fingerprints


Strength is measured in moments.

This morning, my son and I
covered his bedroom door
in football cards

One by one, after another

Together

(in)Significant moments.

What can you say in 160 characters. Say it, then go tell Monkey.


Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the storm last night.

68 comments:

LadyCat said...

You are making memories he will never forget. And I bet the door looks great! But you know, someday when he moves, he'll have to take the door with him : )

Valerie said...

Togetherness, man and boy, a memory to treasurer.

David Allen Waters said...

this brought a tear...so sweet, so perfect...bravo, you are a great dad , the world could use more like you :)

bodhirose said...

So sweet. I can almost feel the joy the two of you must have felt working together on that project.

farmlady said...

Oh yes, I miss this.

oceangirl said...

these moments shall be the most significant.

Bonnie said...

Wonderful actions, reflections and play on words Brian.

Monkey Man said...

Precious moments. Generously shared. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160.

izzy said...

Very cool! glad you had a good morning!

Linda said...

So much more than cards on a door - carving precious memories into his little heart.

Claudia said...

he will never forget this...it's these small moments that make life significant...

Heaven said...

Good memories for both you and your son ~

Happy day ~

tracy said...

This is so sweet, Brian. (Thank you for checking on me. I am here - just in a quiet time right now. It is is nice to be missed.)

Sue said...

Yep. That's what it's all about.

=)

lori said...

You have clearly defined significance, one football card at a time :)

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

Isn't it funny how the (in)significant moments sometimes turn out to be the most special? Sounds like a great project...

ayala said...

so sweet :)

hedgewitch said...

One of those moments to collect and mount on the door of your memory.

Luke Prater said...

and good poetry is measured in well-chosen words one after the other. As demonstrated here. Very nice Brian

TALON said...

You're right, Brian - the strength (especially of relationships) is built upon at such times.

Goofball said...

cool bonding moment, I can totally picture it


it's not insignificant

TechnoBabe said...

I have never thought of strength in moments as you describe; now I will not think otherwise. The picture of you and your son sharing the home decorating endeavor is so pleasant it makes my day.

Anonymous said...

a significant 160
for a significant relation between a father and a son.

the swing image is eye opening and beautiful.

Tara Miller said...

I love seeing my guys spend time together....as no moment they spend with their daddy is insignificant. I see how they watch your every move and action and desire to make you proud in all they do....unconditional love and strength you give to them and they to you....<3

CM said...

Cool! So what's his favorite team?

Brian Miller said...

he is a steeler fan like his dad...smiles.

Pauline said...

don't you love to be in significant moments? you tell it so well!

Life in a Poem said...

it's great to take the time to spend time together. It's time they will never forget

Life in a Poem said...

it's great to take the time to spend time together. It's time they will never forget

Eva Gallant said...

Like LadyCat said, you are making memories he will never forget. I'm glad you are that kind of Dad.

Pastor Sharon said...

Brian, if only every boy and girl in the world had a father as loving as you, what a different place it would be.

Mama Zen said...

This is so sweet!

Daniel said...

I have written on similar themes. Moments like these far outweigh hours in front of the TV.

Fred said...

That's just a great father and son moment. Really nicely stated, especially there at the end, little bit of wordplay, really enjoyed it.

the walking man said...

One moment at a time a life is built and the memories that go along with the brick and mortar of the mind.

Betsy said...

About 8 years ago I helped Taylor cover his ceiling with basketball posters. They are still there...and I still have memories of how we spent that day. :)

PS ~ we need to see a photo of the kitten! :)

Help! Mama Remote... said...

That's a lot of cards!

Evelyn said...

Just great.
Kids are heartbeats...

Pat Hatt said...

now that's some decorating he'll always remember
let's hope they aren't low enough for the new family member
As the kitty might think it be fun
To rip some off one by one..haha

Mijayami said...

I love (in)Significant moments like that :)

Jen said...

Today, football cards...tomorrow, rock posters...

Magpie said...

It is the small moments when we give them our time and our attention that imprint lasting impressions in their character...impressions that stand the test of trials throughout a lifetime.

MorningAJ said...

You always make every character count. Excellent as usual.

kaykuala said...

Poignant moments with a son that can be duplicated and repeated but never felt enough.

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

"Strength is measured in moments."
Hi! Brian...

"What can you say in 160 characters?
This morning, my son and I
covered his bedroom door
in football cards


This isn't 160 characters, but I will add these words..."Just because...Which makes your time together great!"...lol

Thanks, for sharing!
deedee ;-D

Ed Pilolla said...

beautiful summer photo and moment. i envy you.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Another good one!

I'm so happy that damn storm is over!

Now I can go back to reading good verse like yours. :)

Zuzana said...

Dear Brian, yes indeed. And time is measured that way too. It is all about precious moments, snapshots that will become our most valuable recollection...
Have a lovely Monday dear friend,
xoxo

Colleen said...

This makes me smile.:) It has taken me awhile but I have learned to really appreciate the precious "little" moments since becoming a mother. The ones that if asked to describe wouldn't sound like much but it's the memory, the imprint they leave on your heart that matter...
Thanks for this Brian.

Katherine said...

Moments like that are precious and are what make you an awesome Dad! 'Time' is one of the most important gifts you can give a child. I would say.. a very significant moment between a father and his son. Lovely!

Madhulika said...

Loved this post a lot...
it reminded me about my good times with my dad...
relationship between dad and his children is beautiful.... :):)

Lorraine said...

superb...he will always remember this, and remind you, when you can;t anymore...happy to report the bad stuff hasn't touched us...hope your end (of the country) is ok :)

Friko said...

A significant moment that will never fade.
Enjoy your children while you can, they grow up far too soon and leave your behind.

She Writes said...

You are a good daddy, Brian! (But I have a feeling you know this already :).)

Mighty M said...

What awesome bonding time - I'd love to see a picture of that accomplishment!

ladyfi said...

Just lovely! I live for moments like these.

Vicki Lane said...

These little memories add up -- and I'll bet the door looks cool.

Paul Andrew Russell said...

I like this very much, Brian. I sorely miss those moments. :-(

happygirl said...

I'd have druther covered the floor in cards.

I'm glad your time with your son was special nice 160.

Steve Isaak said...

Excellent, perfect.

Pat said...

Sweet, and a time that your son will remember for a long time!

secret agent woman said...

Oh,how weird - we were having opposite experiences as I was taking things down from my son's walls.

adeeyoyo said...

Precious moments...

Hilary said...

I'm sure he will always remember that time shared with his dad.

Drizel said...

The best times are spend with ones kids:) Lovely memory and well portrayed:)

haikulovesongs said...

lovely!

PattiKen said...

Moments to be cherished, I'd say.

Syd said...

How cool is that. I think that you are a great dad.