Shelter, Moments and Joy

Shelter, Moments and Joy features four images of children living life full tilt followed by a reflection and commentary on each image.

Shelter, Moments and Joy

What is all this juice and all this joy?
– Gerald Manly Hopkins

It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.
– Irish Proverb

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
– Cesare Pavese

Shelter, Moments and Joy. Grandchildren playing on the beach
Seaside Chase
Shelter, Moments and Joy. image of hand on hand
Shelter, Moments and Joy. Image of a Child running down a dune
Running at Life
Shelter, Moments and Joy. Image of boys playing in leaf pile
Piles of Joy
Shelter, Moments and Joy. Image of child doing dishes
Water Wonder


Everything Norman Rockwell ever needed for his illustrations
are in these simple photos. And who among us
couldn’t fill a shoe box full of these?

Life and joy rising, sheltered momentarily,
chasing sparkle and light,
breathing and remembering
deep into our bones.


Seaside Chase captures two of our grandchildren, Morgan and Joshua, her brother, frolicking at West Island Beach in Fairhaven, MA. Sheltered is of two children’s hands in available window light during a retreat for Quaker children.  Running at Life is of a child streaking down a path on the dunes at Horseneck Beach in Westport, MA. Piles of Joy is just what it is! Water Wonder is a glimpse of Kali during dinnertime cleanup at a retreat for Quaker children.

Images and text by K. Lee  |   Visit my Rise Up Quotes page!


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We do not remember days, we remember moments.– Cesare Pavese

Graphic artwork created exclusively for Rise This Day Ma. Shayne Krizel Zalameda.

Author: Kevin Lee

In a nutshell, Kevin fesses up to the following: He’s a retired youth advocate-counselor, a blogger, writer, photographer, rower, Friends Minister, grandpa of six and married to a terrific woman for 43 years and counting!

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