sun
tree line
water
We set out at dusk.
We wanted nothing more than
a quiet moment.
Just the four of us.
father
mother
son
daughter
The breeze cooled our skin.
The rocking soothed our souls
for a moment.
Just the four of us.
calm
joy
peace
love
Suddenly, my daughter stood 
on the bow.
She raised her arms high
palms flat, fingers spread
and let out
a long, loud whoop.
Then, there was silence

to show we agreed.