As a parent, I want so much for my children, to move beyond me, to avoid my mistakes, to change the world through them being… It is Lola’s fifth birthday party today. Her attitudes are changing. She is growing up. I am not sure I am very good at encouraging it, but if there is one thing I hope she holds on to, it is the child’s clear eye: “Soon the child’s clear eye is clouded over by ideas and opinions, preconceptions, and abstractions. … Not until years later does an instinct come that a vital sense of mystery has … Continue reading Curious Kids: The Child’s Clear Eye
I am one parent like millions of others who has been inspired, glavanized, motivated by my children and my responsibility as a parent. Children have as much to teach as to learn, parents know that. I try my best to take it all in and reacquaint myself with my inner child. I know there is valuable learning for me, right here, right now. Here are two quotes gleaned from the genius creative combinatorialist @brainpickings. From Nietzsche‘s Thus Spake Zarathustra (free ebook): The child is innocence and forgetting, a new beginning, a game, a self-propelled wheel, a first movement, a sacred … Continue reading Curious Kids: The Sacred YES.