Like a Child

Day 257…

Tonight is the last class this semester for interns.  This is a wonderful job for me, giving me the opportunity to visit a variety of classrooms, to interact with beginning teachers and their students, to remember my own teaching experiences. 

Summer vacation is ahead.  I have a zillion ideas.  To write, to do art, to travel, to read, to walk…and to stay connected to the childlike spirit within.

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.  ~Albert Einstein

Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery:  He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon.  A happiness weapon.  A beauty bomb.  And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one.  It would explode high in the air – explode softly – and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air.  Floating down to earth – boxes of Crayolas.  And we wouldn’t go cheap, either – not little boxes of eight.  Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in.  With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest.  And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination.  ~Robert Fulghum

Writing topic:  The childlike spirit

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I actually tried to make a crayola bomb to paint a friend’s studio once. It worked out REALLY poorly.

    I like your idea a lot more and would love to help execute it. Contact me if i can help.

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  2. Thanks for sharing these wonderful quotes 😀 I’ll be using your writing topic one day in one of my poems xx

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  3. I love the quote about the crayola bomb!

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