Some people say life is a river. I think it’s more like a mountain.
It has its ups…
It can be glorious.
Fraught with fire…
No one can climb it for you.
But, oh, what a trip.
As you find your way…
…the climb can be difficult.
But there will be beauty all around you. In little things….
…or stretched out before you in all its grandeur.
Life is a delicate balance, a precious jewel, a piece of work.
May there be friends to share the journey.
Look before you leap.
Wear the proper footwear.
And remember, we don’t trip on mountains. We trip on molehills.–Japanese proverb
All words and images Naomi Baltuck
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Did I ever tell you about Pandora? She was really bright for a hamster, although she never did learn to flush.
My daughter Bea also showed intellectual promise very early on.
We read to her.
We played dress up.
Lots of dress up.
Dress up in ones and twos and threes…
Oh, yes, and dress up en masse!
Did I mention dress up?
We told lots and lots of stories from near and far, and soon she was telling stories too.
We saw something of the world, near…
She explored the things she loved, like history (and dress up)….
More history (and more dress up!)
Cooking (and dress up)…
Storytelling ( and dress up)…
…and more writing.
If Bea is bright, it’s because she shines from within, with the spark of curiosity, a love of make-believe, and a passion for learning.
Oh, yeah, and for dress up!
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All words and images copyright 2012 Naomi Baltuck