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TABULATING CURIOSITY AND WONDER

In the silence of morning where the child’s still snoozing and the Christmas pine’s dark and I don’t yet have coffee to lift In the buzz of refrigerator and heater mostly my eyes scan the quiet room the room that comes alive as the child notices something he hasn’t before taking his eyes off the tablet device The painting he sees on the wall — he notices that in the corner is a photo and becomes curious - is that you, Grandma? and i tell him how the artist is between Grandpa and me. Oh how cool it is to see a child come alive with curiosity and wonder Earlier he opened the door to Christmas first time since I’d put up the decorations. some things old and new — his hands touching the ornaments he could reach. the stars in his eyes better than dawn. 12/7/2019

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Date: 12/9/2019 12:17:00 PM
We live for the moments of "the stars in their eyes" Kim. Well penned!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/9/2019 7:25:00 PM
I know I do, yes! Thanks, Caren!
Date: 12/7/2019 10:31:00 AM
Children are curious and even decorations attract them. Hugs.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/7/2019 12:47:00 PM
I was excited through his eyes! Hugs
Date: 12/7/2019 7:02:00 AM
It’s harder work to elicit wonder from children these days, no doubt about it. I thought mine would come with wonder and curiosity as a standard feature, but no! My June year old is VERY cynical and I’m working hard for him not to pass it on to my five year old. “ Earlier he opened the door to Christmas first time since I’d put up the decorations.” - aw that made me sad. In fact your whole poem is full of delicately evoked sadness x
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 12/7/2019 12:50:00 PM
Sorry it evokes sadness. And yes the world is so eye popping (not all good) that attention is on things that do not matter. But how glad I am when the little guy sees for himself.