A farm fresh sense of wonder.
"If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life..." // Rachel Carson
Imagine the ability to recall the first time you saw a horse or discovered that chickens lay eggs. Imagine carrying with your adult self the same sense of wonder you once held as a child. Imagine! We drove out to the country to see Gracie's cousins on Sunday, two girls that it's clear she already loves dearly. I was struck by the number of new experiences Gracie had, later hearing her repeat "hose-sie" and "bok-bok" all night long. Her sense of wonder, though sometimes coupled with fear, is a beautiful thing to witness.
I loved this visit so much and only wish we could do it more often.
Brussels sprouts hiding under there...