Shades of Gray from Grayson Co, TX #862-May we all grow into children


“To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature.  Most persons do not see the sun.  At least they have a very superficial seeing.  The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child.  The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grow into the child…monos en theos…†…jim


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“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” 
― Patrick RothfussThe Name of the Wind

Oh to grow up & yet not old! ….en theos monos ††† jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #198

“When you capture a child’s smile

I believe you are capturing a bit

Of the joy of life

The innocence

In laughing eyes!

When you capture a child’s smile

Genuine and real

Not some made up hollywood version

Of childhood

You remember the love

Jesus had for the children

And you cry the tears

For all those who experienced

Childhood lost.

When you capture a child’s smile

You are capturing

Genuine joy.”

Copyright Michelle R Kidwell

This image of this young girl made in India lingers in my mind and brings  me comfort from what was otherwise not a good experience. I don’t know if I would say I “captured” this smile. It was more that it was given to me as a gift that I still cleave to my heart.

My you receive many gifts on your journey††††††nada te turbe†††jim

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #77

“Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.”
Luke 9:47-49……….So who are you welcoming, touching, feeding……..reach out, there is a whole lot of hurt out there……….nada te turbe… …jim