I wanted to make a post that will remind you of your first steps into the vast, blue yonder,
And for you to know how small we both were against the mighty ocean.
One day you’ll sail on imaginary winds,
Fight pirates with wooden sword unsheathed, hopping one-legged with your friends.
You’ll find Atlantis and sunken wrecks and sea-monsters in the deep,
Hear the siren song of mermaids and colour these worlds in your picture-books.
You’ll travel to far-off lands in search of treasure,
Find sunsets and castles in the sky –
Build a mryiad of dreams in the sand and leave them to the mercy of the tides.
You’ll soar like an albatross or dive like a ray,
Leave the surf in your wake and wonder at the world around you.
And before our footprints are swept away by the passage of time,
Let us remember that all journeys have a beginning –
Those first hesitant steps into the vast, blue yonder.
Your loving Dad!
20 thoughts on “Into the Blue”
What a sweet tribute to your son. I love how you really tuned into the imagination of a toddler. He’s going to be so psyched when he gets older and reads this. 🙂
Thanks for the kind words, Kathryn 🙂
It was his first holiday! Messing about with some pictures in Instagram gave me the inspiration for the post.
I’ve nominated you for The Sunshine Award 🙂 instructions on accepting are here: http://poetaofficium.wordpress.com/2012/09/06/the-sunshine-award/
Thanks Virginia. Appreciate the nomination 🙂
This was lovely.
Thank you 🙂
A wonderful post of a future Rainbow Warrior!
Precious.. wonderful thoughts.
Thank you! Glad you liked it 🙂
This is simply beautiful… Wow! 🙂
Thank you 🙂
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Thank you 😀
What a sweet face your boy has! This is lovely. ❤
Aw, thank you 😀
He’s also had a little brother for 2 and a half years, who one day will wonder I haven’t done something similar for him if I don’t pull my finger out!!! 😬
🙂 You’re welcome!