Tuesday, October 27, 2009

G K Chesterton

From Orthodoxy by G K Chesterton – and this newness, this vitality, this appetite is something that attracted me to unschooling in the first place...learning through living and loving...

A child kicks its legs rhythmically through excess, not absence, of life.
Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and
free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, Do it
again; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For
grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is
strong enough... It is possible that God says every morning, Do it again, to the
sun; and every evening, Do it again, to the moon. It may not be automatic
necessity that makes all daisies alike: it may be that God makes every daisy
separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the
eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is
younger than we.


LLMom said...

I am just now looking through this blog. Nice job! Please keep posting.

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Beautiful! And what a poignant reminder!