Through the Eyes of a Child

On this day that we celebrate Fathers (and those that Father the land, the four legged, all children and adults who need it), we acknowledge that to do this well, renewal of the awe and wonder of each experience, as if seen for the first time, helps immeasurably in the communion and understanding of the little ones.

Seven days with a one and a half year old renews and teaches again this moment to moment seeing with eyes that see wonder!  This is  a joyful, revelation inducing, wisdom centered existence of be-ing in this world.  May we all remember to see through the eyes of a child…

Liam PointingLiam with Rock

 

“To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.  Most persons do not see the sun.  At least they have a very superficial seeing.  The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.  The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each otheTiny Blue Flowerr; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.”

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart.”

  ~Mencius, Book IV

Liam Looking at Owl

 

It is a happy talent to know how to play.”

  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Liam in Yellow Jacket, Lake McDonald

 

 

One thought on “Through the Eyes of a Child”

  1. Lovely for him to be with you for a week as well. He learned so much from you – and we both miss our 3 buddies at the Bear Bottom House!

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