Saturday, August 4, 2012

Pensive Boy

Grandpa Ed and Grandson Finn have lots of conversations about freighters when Finn comes to the lakehouse. Finn struck a pensive pose as he watched for freighters yesterday at Cedar Bluff.

Later, at bedtime, I read a book to Finn called "The Day The Great Lakes Drained Away," a children's book that "just supposes" that the water in the Great Lakes can drain away. Finn was captivated by the concept and asked me to read the story to him again in the morning.

It is an awesome thing to think about how much water, and fresh water at that, is in Lake Huron. We look at it daily and take it so for granted. A pensive child, frequent visitor to the shore of this great lake we call Huron, can change the world. And the lake can change the child.

Copyright 2012
Wanda Hayes Eichler

No comments:

Post a Comment