Occasionally in an evening when my eldest is walking home through the city after rehearsals she rings me. This is so I can ‘keep her company’ if it’s a bit dark and spooky as she walks alone.
Sometimes, on a bright night I ask; ‘Can you see the moon?’
When the youngsters lived here permanently in this rural spaciousness it’s something we’d always share – popping outside to see the moon – together.
She looks up now and we share the fact that we are both looking at the same moon – together. And even though there are two hundred earth miles between us now, when we share the sight of the moon in that moment the distance doesn’t feel so great.
Just thought I’d share that with you in case any of you, as you raise and some home educate your children, worry about the relationship you will have with them as a result.
Well, it will be as warm and loving and respectful as you make it now, full of memories of things you shared together. So make some lovely memories as these small times combine to make a loving life.
And, impossible though you might find to imagine now, one day you might even be sharing moonlight from different locations like we are!