I have been enamored by a book, Sense of Wonder, that I ordered through the mail. It
was published in the 1970's by Rachel Carson The pictures show their age, most are
black and white, but the words have brought me unending inspiration.
I thought I would share my favourite quotes with you along
with photos from a weekend away at our beach house in Pt. Roberts, W.A.
"A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision,
that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood."
"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it,
rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in."
"If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder,
so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things that are artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength."
You may have noticed an adult "figure" pictured throughout this post and the last post. He is a dad who cares deeply about our kids. He listens, helps, uplifts, understands, shares, encourages and loves. Happy Father's Day, Mark!!!
And Happy Fathers Day to all the dads!!!
And Happy Summer too!