Tag Archives: curiosity

other worlds.

Standard

while watching the little league game

i caught a glimmer of shiny blue movement

out of the corner of my eye

 and suddenly there appeared

a shimmery mermaid

all scales and tails

coming from far away

skipping onto the field

staying safe in the background

to see just what

this other world was all about

and in an instant

she was skipping off again

returning to the safe world she knew

in the great bathtub sea

“it’s fun to peek into other people’s worlds

and see how they go about doing things.”

-norah jones

Advertisements

in between.

Standard

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.”

-jim morrison

 

stop time.

Standard

two of my grandies at the detroit zoo

experiencing the butterfly house

firsthand

and finding 

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

it’s universal children’s day. celebrate it every day.

Standard

IMG_1013

grandbaby b and i shared the wonder

of the magic snow that came from the ceiling 

at her very first real play,

the grinch.

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

 

enchanted.

Standard

IMG_0949

bee whisperer’s mom,

my daughter,

on our late summer walk

by the river.

IMG_8711

bee whisperer,

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