• When I Was a Child

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child.

When I was a child I learned signs and tokens.

When I was a child I looked for wonders, I prayed for miracles.

But when I became a man I learned to put away childish things.

There is enough magic in the world without our inventing any…

 

the aurora borealis

the aurora australis

the Milky Way

the alchemy that turns boys into men

the joy of sex

the wonder of new life

biodiversity

tropical rain forests

coral reefs

deserts

oceans

meteors

the Sun

the moon

the stars

rocks

fossils

space

time

silence

metacognition

love

hate

bliss

sorrow

art

music

birdsong

whale song

crickets

running

swimming

climbing

the immune system

dreams

good food

good smells

fermentation

light

sound

gravity

the vigor of youth

the wisdom of old age

evergreens in the dead of winter

new life in spring

mountains

valleys

rivers

plains

the melancholy adventure that is death

war

peace

clouds

sunsets

rain

hail

snow

wind

the sound of waves

tides

icebergs

icicles

stalagmites

stalactites

minerals

metals

fire

thunderstorms

fair weather

foul weather

mud puddles

grass

brooks

floods

famines

flowers

fruit

lovers

mentors

children

friends

foes

the moon

eclipses

constellations

consolations

reconciliations