Wonder

Things I love… childish wonder. I'm continually amazed by my son's capacity to find wonder in simple things – here a twiggy bush.

What you can't see or hear from this frozen point in time is his hand coming up again and again to touch a branch and say, "This?" Waiting for me to tell him again, "Branch." We stood there for at least ten minutes and must have covered the entire bush. I think he sees each branch as an individual – different in its structure. And he needs something more than branch to describe what he is seeing, discovering, wondering over…

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