Spring has been colder and wetter than normal. Our nights still seem long and dark. But being snuggled on the boat with nothing more than each other and our imaginations makes the dark, rainy nights feel cozy rather than confined. I love hearing the rain amplify on our fiberglass shell. I love feeling the time pass nice and slow. I love watching Zach be completely comfortable with the darkness, the stillness, the togetherness. Sometimes some soft music. Sometimes just the sweet ramblings of a four year old making his own fun. The boat gently rocks, the hatches in the galley leak, our little home smells of stove top popcorn and beeswax candles. Cold rainy nights are not punishment, or a time to plug in and tune out. They are a gift from nature, allowing us to slow down, breathe, think, snuggle, and appreciate.
(Right now Z is appreciating the heck out of these shadow puppets from Orange Moon Toys.)