Thanks yanyan for the beautiful poem and the inspirations.
|Aedh wishes for the Cloths of Heaven|
by W.B. Yeats
Had I the heaven's embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet;
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
" And, everyday, everywhere, our children spread their dreams underneath our feet. And we should thread softly. " said Sir Ken Robinson in the talk.
" ... We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process. It's an organic process. And, you cannot predict the outcome of human development; all you can do, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish ... "
These images were taken before last summer (early June 2010) ...
After a rainy and windy day, unripe fruits were found everywhere on the ground. Iza picked them up and opened to see what they looked like before fully grown ... They were green and sour ...
The fruits had not yet begun to flourish before they were taken down by the wind.