Asked over a bowl of noodles on a cold, sunny Wednesday afternoon
“Maybe who we are isn’t so much about what we do, but rather what we’re capable of when we least expect it.”
~ Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
Flightless Bird – Iron and Wine
A Walk-Through: Origami Wolves
I was in Minnesota, spending time with my grandparents.
They would always take the grandkids on a trip.
Somehow, it wound up that it was just me and them that weekend.
I remember feeling really special, because I got them all to myself.
We were in this little cabin, beside the lake.
We woke up and had breakfast.
Oh, I don’t remember what we had, but I must have liked it.
Then we took a trip to the Wolf Center that was nearby.
There was a Behind-the-Scenes tour that took us really close to the wolves.
I remember loving learning all about them, all about their behavior.
When we went back to the cabin, we made Origami Wolves – a whole family of them!
And at sunset, we took a canoe out onto the lake.
Grandpa couldn’t do any paddling, so Grandma and I paddled the most.
We saw two Bald Eagles over the lake, flying sky high.
I couldn’t believe it.
That evening, we drove into town for Dairy Queen.
I had gotten my grandparents addicted to Dairy Queen.
They still like to go today.
I remember falling asleep that night, so happy, for the time I had with them.