The Butterfly Effect

The thing that a child feels when looking at a butterfly in the morning with the sun shining on its trembling wings is the thing that we once felt, long before we grew up.

It is what makes the child young and the master of the universe but we don't feel that anymore.

To recover what you have lost you must get up early on a summer's day and put on old sneakers and walk in the grass until your sneakers are soaked through with the dew.

If it is winter you must read Harriet the Spy and go to the aquarium with your youngest nephew and stare at the fish.

(words: C. Snyder, Michigan; picture: B. Luik, Germany)


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