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Friday, October 09, 2009

Life & Tattoos

I have wanted a third tattoo since... well, since I got my second one. I have been looking through pages and pages of beautiful Japanese kanji, but couldn't decide on that one sentiment: something I wanted to think on and look at and be reminded of every day for the rest of my life. Then I came across the phrase ima wo ikiru which means Live in the Moment; Carpe Diem. If I have reminded myself of anything the past several years, especially when it comes to parenting, that would be it. To be present at all times, to be mindful of the moments, to appreciate the little things. To recognize that life IS the little things.

Plans change, I know this well. But as of today, this will be my new tattoo. Life is about the moments.

Here are a few happy moments from the past week:


Erika Seirup said...

I can't believe how old the boys look in that last picture! I love the idea for your tattoo. If we can manage to come out in February, if you haven't gotten it already, I would be super duper happy to get my first tattoo at the same time. That would be really neat. Great pictures, it looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

Tuishimi said...

Ooo! Tattoo party! Sounds fun! :)

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