Quotes October 12 & 13, 2022

Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child’s soul.
Friedrich Froebel
There was a child went forth every day,
And the first object he look’d upon, that object he became…
The early lilacs became part of this child…
And the song of the phoebe bird
Walt Whitman
Speak a new language so that the world will be a new world.
All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.
Albert Einstein
Cultures and ecosystems alike thrive when they are most diverse.
Mitchell Thomashow
We’re quietly aching for something to celebrate.
Mark Nepo
Everything shone in my heart now instead of my head. The more I appreciated, the more I could see. It was a whole new way of learning, by listening to silence.
Alice O. Howell
Perhaps more than anything, to become elder is to be comfortable with your place in the world, finally to have understood where all of your various journeys have been leading you, to understand your gifts as well as your limitations, and to tightly focus those gifts on service to the earth and to community.
Sharon Blackie
Even though you come out of loss hurt, you can grow and you can learn. If we let grief shake us into being kinder human beings, we wake up to our shared humanity…And maybe, armed with all the gifts and lessons of loss, we’ll walk each step differently, more mindfully, intentionally, and deliberately. And when we choose to walk this path with our eyes focused on the gifts, they multiply.