Here’s the mother of the modern environmental movement, on the importance of nurturing children’s connection with the natural world.
“If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children
I should ask that her gift to each child in the world
be a sense of wonder so indestructible
that it would last throughout life,
as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years,
the sterile preoccupation with things that are artificial,
from the sources of our strength.”
—Rachel Carson, The Sense of Wonder, 1956
Carson’s beautiful quote hit home for me.
Me too, Dan!
Awesome quote. . .and that each of us would be able to regain that wonder!