a young prince
builds a magical palace
in her heart
The long shadows of late autumn followed us to the playground this week. Orange Sneakers was intrigued with his shadow and asked "Why is my shadow so much bigger than I am?" A discussion about the sun's position in the sky at this time of the year ensued.
Once his curiosity about shadows is sated, the conversation turns to fossils. His friend at school showed him a fossil and now he is intent upon digging up the playground in search of his own specimen.
He finds a sturdy stick and begins his quest through soil packed tighter than cement.
When he tires of fossil hunting, he decides it is time to run around and his next adventure begins. "I'm looking for sculptures," he exclaims as he runs off to play on the jungle gym.
Would I have noticed these lovely angles, these potent views if Orange Sneakers had not heightened my senses?
Finally, he returned to the 'digging place' where fossils and sculptures and shadows live in his glorious four year old imagination.
Here's a link to more "Adventures with Orange Sneakers" :What Fun!
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