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Exploring our frontyard

“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” -Henry Miller
Today was busy, and a little less enjoyable than other days…I was rushing, and my mind was swirling with little things that needed to get done…Joe helped me see today. After school, I went to pick the boys up and was almost late, then I had to finish a task I started in one of the boys’ classrooms and make it to Nicks swim team practice on time….Joe pulled the globe down from a shelf in his classroom and asked where we were on the globe. He mattered, and the question mattered, and the busy work stopped mattering as much. I got Nick to swimming on time. Missed a city council meeting I really wanted to attend. Tried to pick up Joe at Tony’s flag football practice but he wanted to play catch with his dad. Took Nick home and made him a snack before his flag football practice. Got Nick to Practice met Tony and Joe there with Hubba and took them home. Joe plopped down in the grass and started investigating some mushrooms. He asked if they were poisonous and why they were in our grass…..then he asked for a magnifying glass and my camera. I slowed down and savored his curiosity and his focus….both of which I feel like I am currently lacking, I dig him. I dig him and the reminders he gave me today. Simplify, focus, and enjoy life. Big message little package. And the day got better….

all the below pictures were snapped by Joe on his exploration of the yard curiosities


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