Rain And Magic

Posted by Dani on February 7, 2014

Need magic?  Look up!
Remember when we thought the world was magical? Even rain was magical.

It took so, so much effort to learn to do everything. Walking took months of practice. And falling down time and time again did not matter. We had no doubt. We kept getting back up.

We had our cheerleaders. And everything was fresh and new.

I just watched Kayden discovering the rain. I cried right here in Starbucks.

My girls are heading out into the world these days, discovering so many new things. I know a part of them deep inside still remembers the days of discovering the rain. I know somewhere in there Olivia knows she was speechless the first time she saw a carrot come out of the garden. Who could imagine that a beautiful and crunchy carrot was created by dirt? How can that not be magic? I dare you to try and will a carrot to happen in the dirt. You cannot. But the dirt can make one, with it’s magic.

I hope this hidden part of them still whispers little words of wisdom in their ears, before they get too caught up in thinking of so many things as work. Learning is not work, it is magic. Working is not work. Working is creating something where before there was nothing, and creation is the biggest magic of all.

Kayden knows this. And somewhere in there, I hope I still do, too.

Kayden + Rain from Nicole Byon on Vimeo.

31 Responses to “Rain And Magic”

  1. That was beautiful!! So sweet and innocent how she discovered rain!! Thank you for sharing that.

    • Dani says:

      Thanks Heather. I found it really touching, especially since I have been watching my “babies” fly out the door a lot lately.

  2. Danica says:

    Thank you for just making my morning that much better! What a touching video and post to go with it!

    • Dani says:

      Thanks so much Danica. Sometimes we just need to stop and notice the sweetness of the everyday things we do, right? Thanks for dropping in.

  3. Tia says:

    She is so adorable! Isn’t that one of the most wonderful things about kids? They remind us of all of the little joys in life. Can’t wait for some nice warm summer rain 🙂

  4. paula schuck says:

    That’s awesome. My one DD would have done that and the other would have hollered crying. She never liked to feel wet. She still doesn’t at 12. Children are magical! I love watching them discover things – Disney, carrots, lettuce growing in our garden and earth worms. Now you are making me nostalgic.

    • Dani says:

      Believe me, I spend a LOT of time feeling nostalgic lately! I think that’s why that video go to me so much. It was a real sappy mom moment!

  5. Shauna Oberg says:

    Okay, I’m glad I was in my office this morning watching this and not in Starbucks! Thanks a lot! I’m really missing Hayden right now since he’s at college and I won’t see him for another whole week. But, I’m with you on what I hope for him. Hugs to you as your girls embark on this journey- it’s bittersweet.

    • Dani says:

      Shauna I am so with you! Just saw Olivia this week, and I hugged her extra tight. It was hard to let go! Bittersweet is the right word for the whole mothering thing. xo.

  6. Mara says:

    This is so beautiful and incredible and reminds us of the wonder of the world we need to feel every day.

    • Dani says:

      Thanks Mara. These moments are so precious, and I know I missed so many of them in my business. Kids really have it right sometime.

  7. Amy says:

    So well captured! Thank you so much for sharing – totally precious 😀

    • Dani says:

      Thanks for dropping by Amy. The feeling of that video reminded me of the pictures you share of your kids sometime. You capture so many of these kinds of moments.

    • Dani says:

      So so sorry Amy! I didn’t check the link, and I just assumed you were another one of my blogging friends who is a photographer. So sorry about that! Talk about missing the message to SLOW DOWN and really live in the moment! I think I need to watch that video again. Sigh.

  8. Jenn says:

    Its funny that your bring this up. I just saw the movie Labour day and there is one part (It doesn’t ruin the movie!) where the main character spins a disabled boy around under a tree canopy. It shows how magical the simpleness of nature is to a child! The clip you showed reminded me of that moment!

    • Dani says:

      Kids sure know how to savour the simple things. Looking back, I wish I had taken more time to do things on their level, rather than always being so busy.

  9. Holy cow Dani, that was just wonderful! I am still emotional from watching that sweet child. Thank you for reminding me about the simple things in life..


  10. ML - @20YS says:

    Oh this is so wonderful, what a joy to see!

    Thank you for sharing!


    ML aka @20YS

  11. Jenna Em says:

    Thanks for sharing that beautiful video of your daughter discovering rain. I love the soundtrack you paired with her precious experience.

    • Dani says:

      Thanks Jenna! I just realized when I read your comment that I wasn’t very clear in the post. That is a video I found on the net, not one of my daughter. My girls are much older and don’t stand in the rain much these days 😉 Thanks for dropping in!

  12. There is nothing quite like watching a child discover the wonder of the world to remind us of how wonderful it really is. Thanks for sharing:)

  13. Meredith says:

    That was such an adorable video! Put a huge smile on my face. Thank you for sharing!!

  14. Wendy says:

    How cute it this?? Love it!

  15. Lindsey says:

    I just cried watching this. I wish I could (I need to) learn to to see the world with this much joy. I am overwhelmed. Thank you

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