Thursday, March 5, 2015

Help your child to wonder.

Dr Abe V Rotor
Living with Nature - School on Blog
Paaralang Bayan sa Himpapawid (People's School-on-Air) with Ms Melly C Tenorio

738 DZRB AM, 8 to 9 Evening Class, Monday to Friday []
Setting out for adventure, mural detail, AVR 2009

"The sense of wonder is indestructible, that it would last throughout life, an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantment of later years.”
- Rachel Carson, author of Silent Spring

" What is it that you remember most about us being together, son?" Asked a dying old man.

"When we went fishing and caught fireflies on our way back to camp, dad."

"Thank you." And the old man smiled his last. It was a parting sealed by sweet memory.

Sense of Wonder

Wonder the summer night, camping by a lake, home outside of home,
no roof but the sky, no walls, no gate, stars and fireflies mingle as one;

Wonder the breeze blow and weave through the trees, comb the grass,
carry into the sky kites of many colors and make greeting the rainbow;

Wonder the birds above passing, some low, other high, all on one way,
old folks saying the habagat soon follows and summer comes to an end;

Wonder the clouds form and fall as rain to make the fields and hills green,
the rivers flow and fill the ponds and lakes, and meander down to the sea;

Wonder to go into the rain shouting, singing, wishing it were forever,
until chill and hunger take over, and soon settle into the comfort of home;

Wonder the coming of the night, the fiddling crickets, the bark of dogs,
imagined shadows fall and soon into slumber surrenders the day. ~

Help your child to wonder.
  • Wonder on life processes,
  • Receptiveness of things around,
  • Awareness of even the minute existence of things,
  • Transformation into something beautiful, ordinary things.
It is the sense of wonder that prepares our child to face the world and conquer it. ~

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