Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday Serenity 08-30-09

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


  1. Aristotle definitely knew how to "turn a phrase" :) Terrific quote and I like the photo too. I always liked philosophy in college. My kids wonder if "I'm off my rocker" when I pull out my old philosophy books. It would be a shame if this younger generation doesn't appreciate the great philosophers. As a teacher, do you think there is a chance that a love of philosophy can be nurtured with this younger generation? I'll keep my fingers crossed :) I wonder if it could ever happen with my gang!

  2. septembermom: That photo was taken at a local lake during a class field trip. The kids love walking through the water among the trees, or guiding a canoe through them.

    I think the younger generation will show a love for philosophy if we do. Also I think it's important to give our children time to "be" philosophers. So many times they go from school to homework (where they are told what to think) to video games and TV (where they don't have to think) in the course of a day. I feel kids need to have more time to think and to feel. Then the first time they read a philosopher who has the same thoughts, the result will have an effect on their lives.

  3. Randi, I do agree that kids need downtime in order to truly think and feel. I wish there was a way to incorporate that into a busy school day. When I was a kid, I wasn't involved in a bunch of activities. We used to sit around on the stoop and just talk or "be". As parents, we should worry about the speed that our kids jump from activity to activity without breaks for imagination and thought. Randi, you must be an exceptional teacher. Can you come to NY and teach my kids???

  4. septembermom: When I was a child, my greatest thrill was actually going to the library! I loved to just sit and read. I get concerned now because my son needs "something" to play with. We made up our own games or scenarios. ("Let's play Brady Bunch! I get to be Jan!) I always have to shoo him and his friends outdoors. Wasn't it a thrill for us to go outside as kids?

    I don't know if I am an exceptional teacher, but I will admit to teaching some exceptional kids. That always helps. And I would love to come to NY and teach your kids! I have some relatives in that state.


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