Saturday, January 31, 2015

Paper boats

I recognize the spark in her eyes
as she storms into my room
because it's raining outside
and she needs a good paper boat fast
for a stream forming in the yard.
When I was four myself,
my father used to fold me boats.
I would sit beside him spellbound
watching them go,
making up stories about the places
we would see if we could sail them
down our flooded road.

(A workmate brought her 4-year-old to work yesterday and I gained one hour of origami folding, singing and making believe.)


  1. What fun! I LOVE doing origami w/kids. They get so excited!

  2. I love your paper boats, Kenia and the warm story you have told here brings a smile to my face.

  3. I have a flotilla of frogs my sons made when they were younger ~