Monday, April 07, 2014

Up In the Air and Down

I remember LOVING to swing when I was a kid.  It is sad for me that I can only do about two back and forth's before I start feeling mildly ill.  Eleanor isn't old enough to sit on the swing by herself, but she begs and begs to swing.  I swing with her on my lap as long as my stomach will tolerate and then I just have to stop.  She is usually particular and won't swing with anyone but me.  This particular afternoon she was feeling agreeable and had a great time swinging on Estella's lap.  

The Swing
by Robert Lewis Stevenson

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
Rivers and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

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