“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
The Little Prince Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Tonight when all my offspring were forced against their will to come inside for the evening, my youngest child ran over to me. ”Look Mom!” she panted, dumping something into my lap, “Look at all these wonderful gems!”
In my lap were a pile of extremely dirty and dusty rocks. Common, ordinary rocks.
“Just think how beautiful they could be someday!” Eden whispered as she lovingly fingered her rocks. ”They only need some polish.”
Where I see clutter, ugliness, and mess, my daughter sees potential and possibilities.
Oh, this child teaches me so much. She teaches me to hope and imagine. She teaches me to see things differently. She teaches me that there is no such thing as ordinary.
“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery