Tag Archives: wonder

stop time.

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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

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cinderella story.

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i wonder

who lost one rubber slipper

in the middle of the woods

maybe i will

cross paths

with the person

who is wearing the other

one day.

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“you cannot put the same shoe on every foot. “

-publilius syrus

enchanted.

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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.

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“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

lookout.

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grandies wake up in the cottage

and run downstairs

to take in all the magic

of the new morning snow

and 

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

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

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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