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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Beautiful (11/07/05)

TITLE: Magic in The Moment
By Jesus Puppy
11/07/05


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Magic in The Moment

A father and son sat on the high coastal cliff, overlooking the oceanís waves as they beat upon the jagged rocks far below. They watched seagulls float in the warmth of the evening breeze, as they drifted slowly on the updraft of the coastal winds. As the waves danced along the rocks below, the father pointed out the bobbing heads of seals, as they floated in the last rays of the sun's glistening light on the water.

The father slowly moved his hand along the current of the wind, as he pointed out wonders to his sons, who watched it all with such delight. He followed the sea birds with his eyes, as they rose and fell on the drifting wind. The child pointed far out beyond the waves, with a cry of wonderment as they watched the tail of a large whale flap against the water, as it dived to depths unknown.

His hand rested on the childís shoulder, and he pointed out across the ocean, as the sun started its final decent into the waves on the horizon. The sky burst in dramatic displays of color; pink to violet, gold to the deepest of reds, against a backdrop of blues. From the palest light blue, to the deepest shade of the night sky. Slowly the sun dropped beyond the earthís rim, and seemed to set the ocean ablaze with its fiery colors.

"That was beautiful, dad," the small child squealed with delight, "do it again!"

"Now, now, son," The father said with a short, soft laugh, "such beauty can only can only be seen once in a day, and sometimes, only once in a life time." As the stars winked alive in the night sky, the father slowly turned his child's wheelchair back up the ramp, as they headed home.


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David Conrad11/14/05
Very well done very, poignantly written, magical indeed.
Garnet Miller 11/14/05
Seeing the world through the eyes of a child! How precious and beautiful life is to us when we look at it from a childlike perspective. Good article!
Rachel Burkum11/14/05
How many times I'd like to tell God, "Do it again!" :) Well-written. Thank you.
terri tiffany11/14/05
Such descriptive beauty and then the child's line..I loved it! Made me smile!
Kym Gordon Moore11/14/05
You painted a "beautiful" picture of a special moment between father and son! Good job!
dub W11/15/05
I really liked most of this, living on the coast, my children and grandchildren have had much the same experience. For the most part this is very realistic and touching.
thanks for posting.
Laurie Glass11/16/05
This is lovely. Reminds me of those moments in life that you don't want to end. Good job.
Cassie Memmer11/16/05
A very enjoyable read. Good job!
Anita Neuman11/17/05
I loved the "do it again" line. That summed it all up quite nicely!
Val Clark11/20/05
A truly magic moment. Thank you for sharing it. (Try to rephrase you sentences so that you don't write 'as' so frequently,)Yeggy
Helen Harris11/21/05
Colorful Delightful and Beautiful. Blessing. Helen