Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Child's Lesson in Patience

You can water the flowers
To make them grow
There is nothing to do
But wait; for snow

To catch a fish
You dip a hook in the pond
For snow you wish
Into the blue beyond

Patience, my child
For soon you will say
I wish the snow
Would melt away…


There is very little snow on the ground, much to the frustration of many children waiting with toboggans, sleds, skis, snow-boards, skates…

As soon as we get a substantial snowfall it is followed by rain.

The use of out-door rinks is finally beginning!


  1. I love this...the impatience of a child waiting for too soon it loses its wonder and tears wishing it would all go away

  2. I try to re-gain that wonder...but I cannot....shiver:)


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