Sunday, 25 December 2011
Late last night, inspecting Santa’s handiwork, a simple thought occurred to me. A decade or so from now, when, say, I’m waiting for my son to come home from college for his winter break, and, when he does, he wants to spend his time going out with his friends — how much will I be willing to pay then to be able to go back in time, for one day, to now, when he’s eight years old, he wants to go to movies and play games and build Lego kits with me, and he believes in magic? How much then, for one day with what my family has right now? How much? Everything. The truth is, I’m the luckiest person in the world today. I hope you are too.
I haven’t been reading Daring Fireball too much lately, but found this at Christmas (am just cleaning up my Read It Later queue now.)
This is one of the simplest, most perfect expressions of how I feel myself now with SPL at 6 and a half. It’s a special feeling that I hope I never forget.