Yesterday, I was surrounded by people who were truly pure of heart and intrigued by the world. It was the most precious few hours I’ve spent in a while. I learned so much that I had long ago forgotten. Like how simple things are so interesting and how big the world is.
I chaperoned my son’s preschool class on a field trip to the zoo. I didn’t learn about zoo animals while I was there. I learned about the things that fed my son’s heart as he talked on the car ride to his little buddy about his world. I learned that planting a green bean seed was foremost on his mind and that his ice fishing trip last winter was something he still thinks about. From listening to the conversation of these wonderful little people, my life is suddenly bigger.
I didn’t take any pictures at all of the animals at the zoo. I ended up with a file of pictures of these perfect souls with little fingers and Charlie Brown legs peaking out of oversized shorts. When I look at them I can’t help but wonder what paths their lives will take them traveling on.
I thought I was going to assist them, but I ended up getting the biggest rewards.