“If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, “the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.” -David Sobel, Beyond Ecophobia
“Here is this vast, savage, howling mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man.” – Henry David Thoreau
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein
Got big plans this weekend? Our boys are continuing their quest to float away from home. When they do, we will hold Bear Grylls responsible. In case anyone is wondering, there does come a point in a boy's life when they have watched too much Man Vs. Wild.
I'm having late-night coffee with the fabulous woman behind the Batik Boutique. Other than that, we're looking forward to a slow weekend. Aren't those the dreamiest?
Hope your weekend is beautiful. Here are some fun, weekend links...
On the importance of forts.
We got a good laugh out of these photos. We heart the Olympics.
Going on a road trip this summer? One of these would be cute.
I love a flash mob, don't you? I especially love one that moves me to tears. The reaction of the children - when the little girl climbs the light pole to get a better look - so beautiful. Children and music - two of the most marvelous gifts.