“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” — George Bernard Shaw modeling oneself after admired others mimicry at best * * * Imitation ~ Male and female Purple Martin Swallows copy each other in stance • Photo by Jan Logozzo • “Imitation” haiku poem by Mary … More Imitation
“The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” — Alexandra K. Trenfor learning at young age builds future understanding worthwhile fixation * * * Training • Mama fox teaches the secrets of hunting to her young kit ~ Watercolor painting and “Learning” haiku by Mary … More Learning
“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” ― George Bernard Shaw “If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every truth needs an insistent repetition!” — Mehmet Murat ildan * * * Parrot photo by Mary O’Connor © 2019
Look at the world with the child’s eye – it is very beautiful.” — Kailash Satyarth “Childhood is a short season.” — Helen Hayes “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is … More “Childhood means simplicity.
“And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” — Laura Bush Miriam Epstein, founder of Books to Dreams, helps children open such doors. In her interview in Life Is Full of Sweet Spots, Miriam notes that the best way to experience joy is … More “Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers.
“I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.” — Bill Moyers * * * Baby mourning doves in nest, photo by Mary O’Connor © 2014