It's been a grand day for walking in the woods. Bright and beautiful. Robins gourging holly berries. River path meanders, Hooded Mergansers bobbing, diving. Spanish moss waving gently, Pileated woodpeckers darting, swooping. Sun brilliant off the water. Loblolly aromatherapy.
I'm reading Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. http://books.google.com/books?id=Lo4qAgAACAAJ&dq=inauthor:Richard+inauthor:Louv
a book I'll be recommending to parents whose children spend time with me in studios this semester and beyond.
Author Thomas Berry says, "The simplest, most profound, and helpful of any book I have read on the personal and historical situation of our children, and ourselves, as we move into the twenty-first century."
Take a look.