Tag: outdoors play

Singing in the Rain

Yesterday it rained….. Not just a shower or two, but that constant all day rain, type of rain.  A beautiful day!  (Many I’m sure would add a disclaimer in there something along the lines of “If you’re home tucked up in bed, and watching movies”.)

I didn’t think so much about it all as it was happening throughout the day – but when I came home last night, I was drawn to reflection on the way things have changed for me.  It doesn’t feel like all that long ago (and I suppose in retrospect, it isn’t), that to wake up on a “school day” to the sound of rain, brought with it dread and a feeling of impending doom about the day ahead……  oh no!  to be “trapped indoors with room full of children” ALL day!  The stuff that nightmares are made of!

On the Wildness of Children

“In Wildness is the preservation of the World.” Thoreau says it in “Walking,” and Jack Turner, in his exquisite collection of essays, The Abstract Wild,

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