The Speed of Love

This week Pegman takes us to Pena, Portugal.

Feel free to stroll around the area using the Google street view and grab any picture you choose to include in your post. Note that there is both streetview and photospheres at this location.



Kelvin M. Knight

Running uphill, he glimpsed trees merging into each other, forming one glorious wall of emerald splashed with crimson.

‘Faster, Daddy, faster!’

His trainers pounded the pathway until their blueness became white as the clouds and his daughter felt featherlight on his shoulders.

‘What’s around the next corner, Daddy?’ she trilled. ‘What’s around the next corner!’

Whatever treasure the next corner held – be it a golden tower, or a scarlet keep, or a castle fresh from a fairy tale –  was inconsequential. Because there was joy in doing. There was joy in just being. Being on holiday. Being a good Father. Being one with his daughter for the first time in ages: no deadlines; no anger; no promotions; no missed bedtime stories. Nothing. But. Her.

‘Giddy up, Daddy!’ She clung onto his hair as if it were reigns.

With his breath dancing in his lungs, he sang, ‘Where to now, Princess Pena?’

(150 words)

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34 thoughts on “The Speed of Love

  1. I do like the manner in which you have framed this specific difficulty plus it really does offer me personally a lot of fodder for thought. However, because of everything that I have witnessed, I really hope as the feed-back pack on that individuals keep on issue and don’t embark upon a soap box regarding some other news du jour. Still, thank you for this superb piece and whilst I can not go along with the idea in totality, I value your standpoint.

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  2. What’s around the next corner daddy? What’s around the next corner?
    That would be me asking God, what’s around the next corner? And then the message that it’s inconsequential. We should be happy in doing and being. Beautiful piece Kevin. Have a blessed Sunday!

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