Pose: Side Intense Stretch
Location: Plaza Terceros. This is a plaza I walk through everyday. It’s the closest plaza in the direction of the center of Sevilla and is usually full of locals. There is also a great bakery here which we frequent. In California we lived near a bakery and Momo would walk there and get breakfasts or snacks after school. I think she was missing the independence because she asked me if she could try walking to this bakery by herself for breakfast. At first I was a little hesitant. This bakery is a little bit farther of a walk and it’s a foreign country and she doesn’t speak any Spanish. But also, Sevilla is super safe and she’s walked there with me a million times. So I agreed. I made sure she knew what to do if she got lost (stay put) and that if she wasn’t back in 15 minutes I would come find her. Of course she did just fine and has since made a habit of walking there armed with a few Spanish phrases and whatever Euro coins are laying around. I can’t help thinking what an amazing experience she is getting to have and how much it’s going to change her world view and perspective. I’m so excited that she’s getting this kind of exposure to different cultures at such a young age. I just need to remember to let her have them and not protect her from them.
Photography Credit: Brandon