But I am reminded that we have to start somewhere. I actually like kids when there is only one to watch:) This is my niece and she was full of questions....and they were good ones. She also has a good eye for spotting things. I need to bring her on my hikes:) And she listened without the commotion of people around her. All of us that read each other's blogs, already do this, but it's surprising how many people do not do this:) We are distracted by the "noises" around us. And I think that is what I realized after our visit to the zoo. People are running around so much that they don't do what is important like take the time and "smell the roses"(which are smelling pretty good right now:) A lot of the people at the zoo had a hard time walking short distances without panting or checking their cell phones every 5 seconds and that makes me sad. Technology is a good thing, but we need to learn that there is another side to this life. The majority of us are not coexisting in the greater world.
Final thoughts. Like the commercials that are played on the Delilah program at night about visiting nature....you know the ones....:) "Hey Dad", says the son in a robotic voice and Dad replies, "Ooooh I think it's time to visit a state park." or like the movie theater commercial before the movie begins, "Please shut off your cell phones. It. Can. Wait.", we need to remind others to do the same. Most of us(we bloggers) already do this, but this year I began teaching my students about the greater world beyond culture and the Spanish language with my photos. Everyday before I begin my lectures, I start off with a photo from my travels. And what I've learned from each of you is that we all have something very special to share whether it be in writing or through the acts of parenting, teaching. Little by little. Those are my rambling thoughts today. More mañana:)