Here's the LAST section of the Beijing trip in Summer...
the Kid's Republic in Beijing.

There are many nicely illustrated books in China.

These days, I rush and dash.
I wish I could sit down and response to my dear friends who left comments on my former posts ...
When i'm thinking on Yoli's question,
"Do you think she will be a scientist or an artist? Or both?"
all those nice people who have been guiding iza through her growing path appear in my mind, one by one ...
For those who have been with iza for more than 2-3 years may well understand her "drama" through the years ...
memories flash back ...
some moments still strike me ...

When she made these statements when she was 3-4,
The slower it goes, the faster it becomes."
I think she will be a scientist.

When she asked me,
I believe she will be a good thinker.

When we discovered her acute sense on colors,
we know this might be an advantage to her if she wants to be an artist or designer.

With all difficulties on her start of learning music,
we would not imagine that she could astonish her flute teacher by pointing out his mistakes with her highly sensitive aural ability.
This might explain why she refused to play certain music by just looking at the notes (without playing), she simply said that it would not sound good.
Apart from piano, violin and flute, she wants to learn cello, harp, oboe, trumpet ...
I wonder she could be a conductor.

Maybe, it is the fun as being a mother. Always, like a detective, tracing for hints and clues, resolving "riddles", desperate to know not what's happened, but what will happen ...



This is so true.
Not only they are born with a pure and clear-hearted instinct on aesthetics and artistic expressions,
they are also natural born scientist.
They observe and learn from experiments and explorations.
Known facts, to them, are of least significance.



,Hong Kong - scaffolding

"... it is not half so important to know as to feel..."
Rachel Carson's words keep whirling in my head.

these days,
these words,
just come straight into my heart ...

"... three qualities are essential if the relationship with the child is to be alive and, in the true sense... The first is imagination, which transforms the intellectual content of one's teaching into a language of experience that speaks directly to the child's soul; the second is courage for the truth of world realities; and the third is a feeling of responsibility toward what is truly human in the children entrusted to our care."
Rudolf Steiner

to feel and to enliven imagination ...
to keep alive a child's inborn sense of wonder...
to truly serve our darling child...
reflections on experiencing anew daily life...
I come to recollect some fragments,
record some unrelated impressions...
It is what this IMPRESSION series is about ...
a visual note on a non-linear process of restoring of my paralyzed senses.

Impressions ...
they are pictorial feelings in my mind.




Shanghai Colors

JAN 2009



Some beautiful things from a book :
Minority Nationalities' Costumes and Ornaments in Yunnan

The geometries are just simple.




Tracing colors of Autumn these days ...

The greyish white,
one of the colors of Autumn in HK.
The sunlight is more soft,
tenderly wash all the whites.





Just receive a book - THE SENSE OF WONDER by Rachel Carson.
A book I'm waiting for ...
inspiring writings and photographs.
Some beautiful words from the book:

" Arouse the emotions ... for the foundation of learning is in what we love."

"A child's world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. 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, the alienation from the sources of our strength."

"... it is not half so important to know as to feel... Once the emotions have been aroused - a sense of the beautiful, the excitement of the new and the unknown, a feeling of sympathy, pity, admiration or love - then we wish for knowledge about the object of our emotional response. Once found, it has lasting meaning..."
"...exploring that world that is old and ever new."

6M baby iza
Some days ago, I came across this wonderful book from a post by The habit of being.



Yesterday was the Mid-Autumn Festival - a date the moon and FAMILY is supposedly at its fullest.