Monday, January 25, 2016

Slice of Life 1/25/16: Peal


1. ringing of a set of bells, especially a change or set of changes rung on bells.
2. set of bells tuned to each other; a chime.
3. loud burst of noise: peals of laughter.

I hope I can always remember the exact pitch of his peals of laughter. The ones that escape him as I get him ready for bed at two years old. In 16 years, I want to hear his parrot-pitched squeals reverberating still in my eardrums, painful now, but a welcome echo of life and love from this tiny creature. I feel it slipping through my fingers. If I can cling to those peals I'll be able to hold on for just one more moment.

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