Monday, August 29, 2016

Thoughts - August 29, 2016

“There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men.”
― John Locke.
Oh, yes, those questions...why is the sky blue? where did Dango-dog go when he died? how long will it take our little bark boat to reach the ocean? Or, simply the honest ones...."why do you have so many photographs covering your fridge?" That one confused me (and I've been asked that by several children) because To me it was so obvious! But I have thought about it since -- "because I love to smile and talk to your picture....the memories of that day are precious....those were your great and great-great grandparents and I miss them....the two cats in that photo were my best friends for many years...that one shows the house where my son was born...I look thin in that one.....the cabin and waterfalls are my secret garden in my mind....precious friends from all the places I've lived....the new 'kin' as they arrive in this world...." Ah, dear children, keep asking your questions -- some answers we can look up and give you a 'real' answer...and some questions we can answer simply with our hearts. - Beth Almond Ford

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