Wonderments and Such

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Wonderments and Such

Children should discover
the tales of Robin Hood, 
Hansel and Gretel,
Snow White

and many others of course,
but also,

they need to visit beaches
to play

in the sand. 

For ‘tis there they will 
begin to imagine

how many countless 
grains of sand 

cling to the edges 
of our world.

And thus, 
when they turn curious
eyes to the night sky 

they also might

how many stars 
torch all corners 
of our Universe.

And so too, 
these story tellings,

these imaginings, 
these wonderments,

will help them 
peek inward

and examine themselves
with a much greater

sense of humility.


2 thoughts on “Wonderments and Such

  1. Love this! You are absolutely right – children need imagination, wonderment and time alone, undisturbed by technology and schedules, to develop. Without that, everything becomes outward (as you said, “peek inward…a much greater sense of humility”). We lose ourselves, our sense of belonging and eventually society as a whole suffers, which we’re now seeing. Spot on!


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