05 April 2008

Rejie Meets Her Shadow

Yesterday, Rejeanne discovered her shadow. She started out chasing little, fat robins, but we quickly noticed she wasn't heading towards the birds anymore. Rejie was chasing her shadow!! She eventually stopped and yelled at it. Then she stomped on it. Then she tried to shake it off of her feet. Then she bent over and tried to pick it up! Alas, none of these worked, but it was fun to watch her try. She did discover that the shadow would copy her arm movements, so I think she is at piece with her new lifelong companion!


Anonymous said...

I love this little story, how precious!
Last night I was on the call but missed this story because...I fell asleep!!!

Anonymous said...

For Rejeanne,

From You Have I Been Absent
In the Spring

From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in ~everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him,
Yet nor the lays of birds, nor the sweet smell
Of different flowers in odor and in hue,
Could make me any summer’s story tell,
Or from their proud lap pluck them where they grew.
Nor did I wonder at the lily’s white,
Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose;
They were but sweet, but figures of delight,
Drawn after you, you pattern of all those.
Yet seemed it winter still, and, you away,
As with your shadow I with these did play.
~William Shakespeare
Grandma Wessel