Thought for today:
"Who else but a child could stroke a butterfly's wing and see it hang around for more attention? Whenever a fragile creature is prepared to place their trust in the hands of a human, one instantly knows that human to be someone it can trust implicitly. Every time the child looks at a creature it makes a new discovery. With a brain not yet fully developed, their minds paint patterns and make connections between us and nature that adults are blind to. They never overlook the obvious; their curiosity has no bounds and possesses its own reason which no adult will ever truly understand. Children are the landscape of all they see, the fabric of their woven imaginations, the substance of their touch and the essence of their smell. They present themselves to the world as they are within it. Oh, to be a child once more, to find fun in mud and splashing puddles, to see heaven in the centre of every stone and pebble, to understand nature's language in the whispering breeze and to discover the secret of catching shadows. " William Forde: October 7th, 2017.