The thaw has come. And with it – snaking across the brown-yellow-green mud field that passes for a front lawn – mole hills. Waiting for the school bus this morning, I saw a new set and wondered, is there something to do about this? It’d be fun to stomp them – the organic version of […]
I arrive early at preschool and observe my four year old boy carefully removing bugs from plastic cylinder jars. He makes the bee fly. Then the beetle. Then the butterfly. Each gets its chance. Unscrew the lid, carefully remove and fly it, return and re-cap. Repeat. Two older girls react strongly to the butterfly. “No!! Don’t!!!” Which draws teacher […]
M’s physics questions: 1. Mama, if I hold a flashlight on a dark road, say 1,2,3 go and turn it on, which would get to the finish line first, the light or a cheetah? 2. What would happen to an ice cube on Neptune? Could we go there if we wore ten hundred snow pants?
Mama! Come quick!!! Dere’s a dead butterfwy on the step! Da good fing is we can wook closewy and not huwt it.
Taking a yoga class, the teacher is describing the witness within us. Asks us to observe with wonder, like a child observing the night sky for the first time. I had to laugh, recalling M in the back yard, observing the milky way for the first time. “Wow. That’s a really big mess up there.” Laughter […]
“Curiosity means you are giving new attention to what you used to think was just the same old stuff.” – Erich Schiffman