The nature of a child is that of wonder,
discovery and constant exploration.
What makes the shape of a puffy balloon?
Why does a leaf float steady on water’s edge?
When does a tiny stone become a colossal rock?
All these things are in the nature of a child.
“Train up a child in the way he should go,
and when he is old he will not depart from it.*”
What transforms the nature of a loved child?
Why do so many struggle as torrents in wind?
When did the seasons turn to dust as the sands?
All in all we try our best; or at least should.
I know not much of philosophies of life:
what makes the hairy bear hibernate so long,
why the sun moderates warmth on the earth,
when did the dinosaurs disappear from sight?
What I do know is a child needs love, instruction
and family to make them feel tenderly sheltered.
Over at dverse we’re celebrating anniversaries and philosophies; thanks to Brian. Hug a child today and change the world! *Proverbs 22:6