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Nature In Its Beauty

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” ― Albert Einstein

Experience Life Through Senses

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

I choose to experience life through senses. In every sense.

Little Wonders

 

“Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.”
– Susan Scarf Merrell
“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.”
-Kahlil Gibran

And it is through the experience of little wonders, big love fills our lives and learning is our light.

“I think us here to wonder, myself. To wonder. To ask. And that in wondering bout the big things and asking bout the big things, you learn about the little ones, almost by accident. But you never know nothing more about the big things than you start out with. The more I wonder, the more I love.”
― Alice Walker

All Hail Bacon

Davionn – “Mommy, what kind of animal does bacon come from?”

Me – “A pig.”

Davionn – “Oh! We get milk from pigs too!”

Me – “No buddy, we get milk from cows and goats.”

Davionn – “But pigs make milk too.”

Me – “Yes, they do. For their babies. But we don’t drink pig milk.”

Davionn – “What other animals make milk?”

Me – “All mammals make milk. That is one of the things that makes us mammals.”

Davionn – “Are chickens mammals?”

Me – “Nope. They are birds.”

Contemplates this new information.

baconDavionn – “Well that explains why chickens are pigs’ minions.”

Me – *while laughing* “What?”

Davionn – *Very matter of fact* “Yeah! Bacon is the master of the universe.”

Just further proof that I NEVER know where a conversation with these littles is going to lead me.

All hail Bacon.

Nanu Nanu

July 12, 2013

Kaydenc – “Mommy, can I go upstairs and watch TV in your room?”

Me – “The TV is on downstairs.”

Kaydenc – “Yeah, but the ‘kids’ won’t let me watch the Travel Channel.”


Me – *stunned silence*


*From the living room*


Finnley – “Hey look, I’m sitting on my face like Bork!”


Kaydenc – *sighs* “LIKE MORK!”, “My brain needs a break, I’m going to go watch the caterpillars in my room.”

I think this rainy Friday needs to be a silly, creative, play day! It’s time to channel our family FUN!

nanu

The Ox-est Truth

May 10, 2013

I was carrying a cooler and a few other items to the house when Finnley ran to my aid.

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Finnley – “Mom, I can carry that for you… I’m as strong as an ox!”

Me – “Thanks buddy, so an Ox is pretty strong?”

Finnley – “Yeah, I’ve heard people say that.”

*as I hand him what I’m sure he can carry*
Me – “Are you sure everything people say is true?”

Finnley *thinks for a second* “Well, no… but I can’t think of any reason someone would lie about an ox.”

Haha. Oh, how I love this kid’s logic.

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