“curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.”
-bryant h. mcgill
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.”
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