Sunday, June 1, 2008

Just the right words

I am reading East of Eden right now, and the other night a paragraph jumped out at me and made me smile. If I were a great author, these are the words I would use to describe my little Jaxon.

"He was born in fury and he lived in lightning. He came headlong into life. He was a giant in joy and enthusiasms. He didn't discover the world and it's people, he created them. When he read his father's books, he was the first. He lived in a world shining and fresh and as uninspected as Eden on the sixth day. His mind plunged like a colt in a happy pasture, and when later the world put up fences he plunged against the wire, and when the final stockade surrounded him, he plunged right through it out. And as he was capable of giant joy, so did he harbor huge sorrow, so that when his dog died the world ended."

Jaxon is so passionate about life. Heidi is always commenting on how he lives in a different world than we do. And I love that about him. He knows just what it is to be a kid. I love you Jaxon!


Bridget said...

I LOVED East of Eden. One of my favorite books. Of course Jaxon's pretty cute too. :)

Stacie Raddatz said...

Great prose! Love to learn about Jaxon in this way. Hope that passion is never killed or broken, only channeled. Love the picture. Spidey is still Luke's favorite.

Kelsey said...

I can't wait for he and Aliah to get married.

Heidi said...

Love Steinbeck! I think he has captured the essence of Jaxon. I'm always glad when that passionate boy of yours lets me into his world, even if it means I have to be batgirl for awhile.