When I was a little girl, my grandpa used to take me on long walks every night after dinner. On these long walks, he’d carry me on his shoulders so that I could get a three-year-old’ version of an aerial view of what I thought was the whole city. Every so often during the month, the moon would be out with us on our walks. I remember my young mind perplexed by the fact that no matter how far we walked the moon was always at the same place right above us.
“Why isn’t the moon behind us?” I’d ask. “Is it trying to beat us somewhere?”
“The moon is not racing against us,” he’d respond. “The moon is following you. The moon knows you’re the most beautiful princess in the whole world, and it can’t stop staring at you. So it follows you everywhere you go.”
I remembered, every night on those long walks I got to be the princess of my whole world, and my grandpa was the strong knight who carried me.
Maybe that’s why I still love long walks at night. Maybe the walks, especially on full moon nights, is a way of connecting with him, and holding onto his memory.
And sometimes, I pretend he’s near the moon and watching me, following me, where ever I go.
R. A. Douglas
The most beautiful story I have read in a long time. Thank you. I needed that. Blessed be.
Hope today goes well for you. Moon in Pisces now. I am continuing healing
That is a beautiful story of your precious time with your Grandfather and the time you still can spend with the Moon. very nice! 🙂
On the horizon. Only coming through in waves. 😇😄 bless you
When I was a child I had a fever 😇😴👻
What a sweet story. 😊
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I LOVE THIS!!!!
Very nice. I’m sure he is watching you with a smile!
I love posts that draw from early memories, that capture the magic of childhood and highlight the wonderful connections we had with central figures in our upbringing…this captures all of that beautifully! Well done!
Beautifully written, just loved it
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Wonderful story and nicely written. Evokes a lot of emotional ties to a special time and person in the past. ❤
That could just lead to a fairy tale…I love it…keep it up
Beautiful. My grandfather continues to strike me with a sense of wonder, admiration, and wisdom. I am happy to hear your grandfather’s heart is still with you.
Lovely story. I wish you more such Moon Walks! 🙂
Beautiful. I hope now, you’re enjoying your Moon Walks holding hands with someone special.
Aha! Yes! My son. 🙂
Beautiful blog, Flirtashez. I love the layout and atmosphere you’ve created. Well done.
Travelling was more of an observation as a child. Nothing to do, luckily no cellphones back in time and nowhere to jump off or run… So Observing things, counting trees was my fav. pastime during travelling…
I observed a serious situation one day.
I asked mom while on vacation travelling, “Mom, see the sun is coming along with us. why is the sun following us?”
After arriving at my uncle’s home I used to shout, “See mom, HE is here too!”
And my mom used to laugh sarcastically and say, “He too wants to join you on your vacations to your favorite uncle! If you are visiting, shouldn’t HE be allowed?!”
I used to get embarrassed in amazement and smile.
Thanks for writing this dear! That’s a very beautiful memory.
That was heartwarmingly beautiful~! ♥
Good wholesome post – well done.
A beautiful story. It reminded me of an uncle who would carry me on his shoulder when we out walking as a family – thanks for sharing.
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Great short story – does it bring back memories?
Very touching story. 😊
What a great story!
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Sounds like your Grandfather was a wonderful man……”Hold’em Hook”!….BG>
He was. thank you
What a beautiful piece of writing. Thank you for sharing a special moment with your Grandpa.
This is beautiful…reminds me of my grandfather.
This is beautiful! I love this. What a lovely feeling to be left with by your Grandpa, and such lovely memories feeling like a princess on his shoulders. This really made me smile 🙂
Very beautiful and touching story ♥
Beautiful piece… I can certainly understand the appeal of drifting back to a simpler and better time.
A very beautiful memory of yours. You are lucky to have such people in your life.
“Why isn’t the moon behind us”….”Is it trying to beat us somewhere?”
This . This has to be one of THE most stunning words, sentences, phrases- I do not know!!!- thank you!
This is beautiful.
Once years ago I knew a little girl who was playing in my mom’s backyard. Mom pointed to the moon and said, “Look. It’s almost full.” And the little girl said, “Oh, we have one just like that at my house.”
So beautiful a memory portrayed with such wise words :).
Thank you 🙂
I got shivers reading this. So beautifully poignant.
Very touching. Thanks for sharing.
What a piece?
What a piece…beautiful
Thank you. 🙃
Okay, you have me using this word a lot…but…beautiful! What a blessed memory! And think of how God sees us; your grandfather was absolutely right.