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SENSE OF WONDER



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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:
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" 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."
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"... 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..."
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"...exploring that world that is old and ever new."
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6M baby iza
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Some days ago, I came across this wonderful book from a post by The habit of being.
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9 comments:

Evelyne said...

Alliot, you take so beautiful picture...i'm waiting for YOUR book.

alliot said...

Evelyne, I'm always dreaming of making a book! I'm moving slowing forward to it :)

feian said...

I just placed an order of the book:)
Yes, Alliot, you can make a beautiful book as well, go for it!
Baby Iza is sooooo... cuuuute! I adore her so much!!!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Such true words.

And oh, those eyes, those eyes!!

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

And Alliot, I too will be waiting for your book!

Frk Lundegaard said...

Her eyes are stunning.

Yoli said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! Oh thank you for sharing pictures of baby Iza!

eralamaga said...

Great words and pictures!
Thats why is so wanderful to have children around, to reminds us the way they see life.

Jeanne-ming said...

Alliot, like your other friends, I too cannot wait to open your book.

Beautiful wide eyed Iza...