Stacey Loscalzo

Jan 15

Walking with a Six Year Old

by Stacey

Yesterday, I took the same walk that I take nearly daily. Usually, I walk with friends or just with the pooch but today, Katherine joined me. And the walk was completely different. We walked the same roads, passed the same houses, crossed the same streets. But because I had a pair of six-year-old eyes with me, I saw things I have never seen before.

I knew things were going to be different when we rounded our first corner.

“Look at those beautiful flowers that are still out in the winter!,” Katherine shouted as we passed the plants above.

And then, she started to look down.

“It’s so prickly, Mom. Can we collect them all?”

And then she looked up.

“I think there’s a bird on top of that pole.”

And then down again.

And down some more.

“Look at those giant roots!”

I literally walk these same steps, day in and day out. I have never seen the giant roots or a bird perched high above or a 48 carved in to the sidewalk.

How simple, really. Just to look.

I wonder what I”ll see tomorrow…


  1. Emily says:

    What great piece! It made me think of when we travelled overseas with the kids… Same thing! Instead of spending all our time in museums and fancy restaurants, we actually SAW things in a foreign land that I would have only seen with my 3,5, and 7 year old. They made the train station, the street performers, even walking over a bridge an adventure!

  2. Lindsey says:

    Love. I see something new every day, in the ordinary vistas of my life, thanks to my children. Isn’t it wonderful? xox

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