Learning to walk

2009 July 11
by Simba
First steps by Café du Monde, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic License by  Café du Monde

After spending a lot of time relearning how to walk, and teaching others to do the same, it is refreshing to watch a (very) young man learning to walk, in fact learning basically everything.

Following him from being unable to hold his own head, through rolling around and sitting up, getting up by means of whatever furniture or grown up legs are in his proximity is fascinating. It is such a cliché, but watching my son learning all these things is watching a miracle unfold. Un milagro.

By the the time he will be the age most children learn to walk, we are planning to go to Buenos Aires, and we were kind of hoping he would take his first steps there. Which would be really poetic for a tango dancer, no? However, by his enthusiasm of practicing walking and standing up for short moments unsupported, he might just beat the scheme, like his mother did before him. Time will tell. And my back will hurt.

Officially, he will take his first steps there anyways, of course 😉

3 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 July 11

    How incredibly sweet. “Just” walking is such an incredibly naive statement, don’t you think? The amount of coordination between head and body (not to mention heart) is astonishingly complex. Especially if it is done to look simple.

  2. 2009 July 12

    You can drop off your little guy with me on your way to Lo de Celia or Centro Region Leonesa.

  3. 2009 July 12

    @Johanna Indeed. Simple does not mean easy, nor shallow. A quote from tango-l comes to mind: ‘Tango is simple, the more you know about it, the more obvious its simplicity becomes. It is not easy, it is maybe even hard.’

    @Janis You have to be careful what you promise! 😀

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