The fields behind The House in the Woods are bursting with life now. The nice temperatures of spring has been here this weekend and we have simply lived out in the garden or, like today, hiking in the fields with Ingrid, Marius and Leander.
Leander is still in his pram of course, 5 1/2 months old now. I love this stage of his life. His laughter, his curiosity, his appetite for life. I want to stop time, to keep everything just like it is now. We have been babysitting Leander this night and sometime, in the middle of the night, I was sitting with him, singing my favorite old nursery rhymes, looking at the sun rise, the birds and the squirrels out in the garden, the breathing of a baby going to sleep. Everything was perfect.
At the same time I am loooking forward. To all the things I want to do with Leander. The things I want to show him. All the beauty of this world which he still knows nothing about.
Some time ago I had visitors from Ethiopia. The woman, Elizabeth, had never been outside her country before, and as I took her around, showing her things she never new excisted, I discovered the world with new eyes. A revelation.
Today I saw the spring flowers with Leander´s eyes.