Where the wild things grow, the wild ones will grow wild-er!
Girls will be girls, picking flowers to form a glorious bouquet.
Boys will be boys, fashioning a bow and arrow from aptly shaped twigs.
Tots will be tots, constantly reminding us that our walk is delaying her naptime.
The true nature and imagination of children will blossom and flourish with frequent walks on the wild side. The wild offers them wide open vistas and paths unmarked to follow to their heart's content. Fallen trees become tightropes stretched between billowing clouds. Every rustle in the leaves hints at wildlife thriving beneath our tred.
After just coming from a trip to Costco where we bought hanging baskets of the season's most brilliant flowers, Eliana remarked, "I wish I hadn't wasted money on flowers when I can have all these for free!" Eden searched the ground for flora and fauna, wanting ample subjects to "hook up on the internet". Look up, dear, we look them up! I think the more natural way of the wild generally involves hookups without the internet, for spousal searches or communication of any variety! Jacob was afraid of snakes but would get in touch with his inner Tarzan following the example of his tree hugging sisters. Emmanuelle, true to her inner nature, looked ready to join the geese in a swim through the marsh and practiced her yelps and hollers, rivaling the noises of her animal friends.
With acorns and bark and branches stuffed within our pockets and fists, we go now to explore the vast spaces of the internet, hoping he/she can hook us up with the answers to the many questions nature has awakened within us!
edited to add: for all those concerned about us walking on the wrong side of law in regards to trillium picking, it is not illegal. bad for the trillium, yes. which is why we will abstain in the future from destroying the fragile beauties so others may happen upon them one fine day. :o)