30 May 2013
commuting chronicles [episode 2: arrival]
A mother waits patiently on the station platform with a squirming toddler in her arms, holding tightly to keep the child safe. Carriage doors spring open and the father leaps out and rushes towards them, all animated and encompassing limbs. The child's legs kick vigorously as it squeals with delight in the moment of reunion.
All the joy in their faces.
Not emotionally intense in the sense of a military family reunion. Blindingly ordinary and every day. Just a simple, unpretentious snapshot as I pass by quickly by on my way home.
Yet one that resonates deep in my heart today.
Utterly, unconditional Love