Saturday, March 15, 2008

Three Famous Stairways

There's the one Led Zeppelin sang about. There's the one the Hebrew patriarch saw in a God-given vision. And then there's the one at a house in Kyle, Texas where Aidan's "Aunt Cow" and "Uncle Monkey" make their residence. The first one, according to Wikipedia, is famous for being "the most requested and most played song on FM radio stations in the United States". Jacob's ladder, as it has come to be known, was later interpreted by Jesus to be Himself: the mediator between God and humanity, Heaven and earth. The Kyle Stairway is where Aidan shocked all observers, including his parents, by climbing all the way to the top on the first (and second) attempt.

We were attending a house-warming party for friends Sarah and Alan Martinez. Aidan was showing off his new walking skills when he found the bottom of the staircase. He gazed longingly at the top where unexplored rooms tempted his ever-increasing curiosity. And then his gaze became his goal. Marissa followed him the first time; I followed him the second. He never once broke stride. Granted, he wasn't really striding up the stairs. He was crawl-climbing (clawling? crimbing?). But he made it!

I wonder how he'll surprise us next. I guess we should be ready for just about anything at this point.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He is welcome to practice his climbing skills at Gram & Grampa's house anytime!