children wearing leaf hats

Magic of Childhood, Autumn Hats

my nature children
all too quickly seasons come go
children look through the lens of wonder
living in the now

making me pause
old nows
become forever


“Forever is composed of nows.”

– Emily Dickinson


“Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply… ”

~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park, 1814