following the kinders
as they walk out
of one open blue door
and step into the space
that lies in between
and toward another.
“there are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.”
two of my grandies at the detroit zoo
experiencing the butterfly house
just who exactly
is patiently sitting with them
waiting for his identity to be discovered.
“wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table.
even a tiny fleck of it stops time.”
― Diane Ackerman
the busy work of designing and building
the playground bridge and dam
a bigger project than the panama canal.
“i’m in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic, curious.”
pre-kinder decides to see what’s in front of her.
“sometimes the most beautiful things are in front of our eyes,
and we don’t even notice because we’re either too busy or too afraid to take a closer look.”
― katja michael
grandbaby b and i shared the wonder
of the magic snow that came from the ceiling
at her very first real play,
i think, at a child’s birth,
if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift,
that gift would be curiosity.
– eleanor roosevelt
bee whisperer’s mom,
on our late summer walk
by the river.
my grandson/ her son,
on our early summer trip
by the lake.
genetics, gentle compassion, curiosity and nature at play.
“it is in our genes to understand the universe if we can,
to keep trying even if we cannot,
and to be enchanted by the act of learning all the way.”
― lewis thomas