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.
“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…