Monday, March 4, 2013

// IMAGINATION //

"the task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts. The right defense against false sentiments is to inculcate just sentiments. By starving the sensibility of our pupils we only make them easier prey to the propagandist when he comes. For famished nature will be avenged and a hard heart is no infallible protection against a soft head" (C.S LEWIS)



This quote is taken from C.S Lewis' The Abolition of Man. I have only read the first twenty pages (it's the whole having kids thing) and it was these couple of sentences that made me stop.  How often have people tried to curb the sentiments of children, instead of letting them just be children.  I don't ever want to stifle my children's curiosity.  It is such a precious thing.  I see it when Elliot runs after a dog or when Asher gently explores the world through his touch and let's be honest, tongue.  They put everything in their mouth!  Yet, it is such a precious thing- to watch the world through the eyes of our children.  They help us remember how fleeting time is, and I want nothing more than to see their rivers never run dry, but instead that they would drink deep from the well of love and an inquiring mind.








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