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On Saturday morning while running errands, I detoured through the local small town community park. Neatly maintained pickle ball courts and baseball fields, a well-appointed playground. Gazebos for picnicking, and a small amphitheater for outdoor concerts. Early enough that the baseball crowd had not yet arrived.

A van pulled in. What appeared to be a mom and her perhaps seven-year-old son exited the vehicle and headed to the playground.

Mom looked straight ahead, her posture tired, a chronic condition of parenthood. Walking a few feet away, the boy scampered excitedly, looking expectantly at mom.

A moment in time. The poignancy of older and younger.  One whose path has led them here, and one whose path is being formed in this moment.

Two sides of life, both ordinary and extraordinary, in an instant.

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