Three dear children set off to school today. They left from my house with new eyes, for I reminded them to "see." I reminded them, as I do each new school year, to open their hearts to someone new today and see them afresh. My fourth child, who is two lovely years, almost three, need not be reminded, yet, to him the world is delight and love. He still "sees" the splendor and each day introduces new characters into his faerytale and he smiles at the wonder of it all. "I go to school, Mama?" he asks. "You still are the teacher, my dear. Will you teach me, little one, to dance in the sun's beams with the motes or see a magic "wand" in the rhubarb I am harvesting? Will you teach me to see my drawing with two or more stories and alter them accordingly?"
"Tell me a new story, Mama, please. What are the faeries doing, today, Mama?"
"Yes, I will. And, yes, dear one, you still have much to teach me and there will be a day when you go to school and you will learn things I cannot show you, fair and unfair, and you will come home to me and you will teach me and I shall learn and I will teach and you shall learn. But, mostly, we will know what it is to love and to "see."
See something two ways today and delight in it...
"I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do, by what we deny ourselves, what we resist and who we exclude. I think we've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include." ~ from the movie, Chocolat.
Blessings and light,