Saturday, September 25, 2004


Kolo, kolo mlýnský
za čtyry rýnský
kolo se nám polámalo
mnoho škody nadělalo
udělalo bác!

A Czech children's rhyme...when I found it on the web today and sang it out to Caroline she danced around in pleasure and, at "bác", clapped her hands to the floor. She'd learned the poem and the dance from her babysitter. It was the first time we had experienced Caroline knowing something beyond our ken, and my heart caught in my throat. But what a world ahead for her! Thus, "kolo kolo," or the wheel of the mill.