We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Jul 3, 2007

48 Days he is learning before my eyes

Back from the wonderful retreat of the mountains. Days spent canoing and evenings at the hot springs. Unfortunately Denver is no cooler, but we search out things to do, yesterday we went to the downtown library for the morning. Today is the indoor pool.

Alder had a busy few days while we were visiting grandma and grandpa. Things were just sort of clicking in his mind. First he figured out how his stacking velcro toys worked and sat there happily putting them together and ripping them apart. Then he started to take single steps, not far but he just didn't bother to sit down and crawl for the sort distances, these steps were more like directed falls. He spent a lot of time imitating the sounds that grandpa made including saying back at one point. I know it wasn't self motivated speech but it was exciting.

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