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
who lost one rubber slipper
in the middle of the woods
maybe i will
with the person
who is wearing the other
“you cannot put the same shoe on every foot. “
today we found a beautiful flower that survived
under the snow and ice and rain and arctic temperatures of january.
were very surprised.
it must be enchanted.
“the only words that ever satisfied me as describing nature
are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment.
they express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.”
-g. k. chesterton
grandies wake up in the cottage
and run downstairs
to take in all the magic
of the new morning snow
perched atop piles of books
eagerly await the arrival
of their cousins
who will soon help them bake
a team of sweet gingerbread reindeer.
“always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
― e.b. white
first time ever
on a school bus
on a field trip
looking at the world
full of wonder.
“good things come, and i’m not just referring to riding the buses.”
“looking out the window is the most important thing
if you want to know what’s going on.”
-harold m. gibson
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