Magic of Childhood: A Split-Second Story


May 30, 2014 by Melanie L.


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.

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!


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


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  6. Marcy says:

    Lovely photo and reflection!


  7. Natalie DeYoung says:

    What a great photo and accompanying reflection!


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


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


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


  11. Jen says:

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


  12. inNateJames says:

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


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