today a ladybug stopped by our classroom veterinary clinic
the kinder docs looked at it closely with a magnifying glass
decided it might be having trouble flying
after much discussion, more close looks, a few notes on a paper, a phone call,
and a blood pressure check of one of the other docs
their good care and magic worked
and the ladybug flew away home.
“true compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.”
kinder carefully bathe their babies
each with their own method
including a squeegee
all were clean and happy.
“it is the nature of babies to be in bliss.”
kinder gently tucks his little ones in when playing dad.
“a gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.”
Ethel and Bobby Kennedy play with their sons before bedtime at home
“let us dedicate ourselves to what the greeks wrote so many years ago:
to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. “
– robert kennedy
november 20, 1925 – june 6, 1968
(50 years ago)
image credit: time life pictures, paul schuyler
kinders are home again at the castle
after a long day spent challenging dragons.
“in the long run, the sharpest weapon of all is a kind and gentle spirit.”
grandies r and v
“the best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
ann arbor’s mayor chris taylor,
the childrens’ peace and unity march.
i am so proud of my city
the compassionate hearts within.
“master the divine techniques of the art of peace and no enemy will dare to challenge you.”
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
f visits the garden
by the lake
to talk to the bumblebees
to see them up close
then befriends them
learn more about each other
full of calm and peace
and after they make
a short visit to his place
puts them back
where he found them
goodbye for now.
the garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.