The Pink Feather
One plume, delicately dances
Teasing, tickling, floating
Enchanting the imagination
Jakob with a k
Mary Catherine Rolston © 2011
This poem was inspired by one of my kindergarten students who was enraptured by watching a pink feather float in the air. He threw it up several times and with serenity watched it float and fall to the ground. He was in the moment of magic. I watched him engage in this mindful practice. Funny as this young lad could be highly distractible at times, yet, in these moments he was riveted in a dreamy world of contemplation. Jakob watched the pink feather with awestruck wonder and I watched Jakob with awestruck wonder. Maybe, as adults, we need to heed this lesson to stop and watch the pink feathers.
Now nine years later, I shake my head and think how long have we been asking the universe to slow down and finally we have been granted this gift. Take a look at these authors and parenting blogs.
- I challenge you to take the time to look at this great site filled with amazing ideas to slow down with your family. My second challenge is for you to take on one of the ideas presented in this rich resource for parenting and fun family life.
TODAY – 2020 http://www.slowfamilyonline.com/2020/03/tips-families-approach-coronavirus/
Slowing Down is Nothing New ….We have been begging for it take a look at these Quick Links:
YESTERDAY First published back 1981! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/839900.The_Hurried_Child
AND back in 2004 Carl Honore challenges us to slow down, In Praise of Slow: Challenging the Cult of Speed check out all his books… and you can find him on Ted Talks
back in 2009…
and here is yet another…https://www.famlii.com/slow-parenting-styles-including-free-range-parenting-idle-parenting/