Monday, September 14, 2015
One of my greatest joys right now is watching my one year old grand daughter with books. She LOVES books already. She enjoys learning new words and putting them with pictures, but she truly takes joy in a story. She will search the pictures thoroughly while listening to the nuances of voice as the story is read. She wants to hear it again and again. There is such eagerness and passion for learning and life. I see that also in a different way in my college aged daughter, full of joy and eagerness to learn and meet new faces. I realize, that joy of discovering is something that you must determine to have as you get older. It may not come as naturally. It has to be intentional. I'm thankful to write and illustrate for children because it keeps me in tune with that love of learning and joy of discovering life in new ways. I think E. B. White said it best, "Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder."