Magic of Childhood: A Split-Second Story

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May 30, 2014 by Melanie L.

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The magic of childhood does not unfold slowly accompanied by music and with sparkly, spirals of twinkling dust as Disney might have us imagine.  No, a child’s wonder, exists in untamed split-second moments in time.

The unlucky among us blink just a smidge too long, or at just the wrong pace and miss the precious moment altogether.

Many lucky parents catch a glimpse of the magic in real time with a naked eye.

But, the luckiest of all presses the button at just the right flash to seize, within the lens, the magic of a painted face at first sight.

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23 thoughts on “Magic of Childhood: A Split-Second Story

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Lucky? I think not. Had to have the camera on the ready for this adorable shot!

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful Tiger!

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  4. Fantastic capture and beautiful words to go along with it!

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  6. Marcy says:

    Lovely photo and reflection!

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  7. Natalie DeYoung says:

    What a great photo and accompanying reflection!

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  8. Great shot! Oh, those sweet little hands.

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  9. Such the truth! And as parents we often miss a lot with our adult distractions. Luckily we see a lot too. Great essay.

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  10. This is so true and you stitched your words so beautifully, seamless and magical. Wonderful photo too.

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  11. Jen says:

    Lovely words! And such an adorable picture. I can see the magic there. ❤

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  12. inNateJames says:

    What a great moment! Brought a smile to my face.

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Melanie L.

Melanie L.

I'm a happily re-married, full-time lawyer, and full-time mom raising two adorable vilde chayas (Yiddish: wild things) named Monkey and Peanut (not their real names!). I am often seen in public counting to three. In addition to parenting and writing, I also love photography, cosmology, evolutionary anthropology, and all things Israel.

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