Wednesday, December 19, 2012

~Considerations ~On Childhood~

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
         ~Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities English novelist (1812 - 1870)~

Childhood refers to the period between infancy and adulthood_considered to start from birth. A time for play and innocence.Mark10:14

Infancy~Toddler~Childhood. At this stage children are learning through observing, experimenting and communicating with others. Adults supervise and support this developmental process of the child, which will lead to the child's autonomy.At this stage, a strong emotional bond is created between the child and the care providers. Mark10:14

Childhood_a time when most people believe that children should not have any worries,should not have to work_ life should be happy and trouble-free! Childhood should be a mixture of happiness, wonder,a time of playing, learning, socializing,learning about responsibilities and exploring. Worries of the world should be left to the grown-ups!Mark10:14

In Newtown,Ct. on Friday December 14,2012_the children(20) and teachers(6) lives were shattered as a result of the tragedy that morning...victims of something beyond comprehension. I was moved to tears then and when "The Voice" so lovingly lifted their voices to honor the fallen.Mark10:14

What are your childhood memories?
For me...It was the "Best of Times"...
The children of Sandy Hook Elementary..
12/14/12 will be remembered as..."The Worst of Times"...
Good and Evil, Wisdom and Folly,Light and Darkness...equally matched in Life's struggle.

~My Prayers go out to all the victims,their families,the Community, the Nation that mourns this tragic lost~ In time "this to shall pass"BUT_Never Forgotten!!!!!!!

~This To Shall Pass~
If I can remain calm and quiet
With all the world crashing about me,
Secure in the knowledge God loves me
When everyone else seems to doubt me
If I can but keep on believing
What I know in my heart to be true,
That darkness will fade with the morning
And that this will pass away, too
Then nothing in life can defeat me
For as long as this knowledge remains
I can suffer whatever is happening
For I know God will break all of the chains
That are binding me tight in the darkness
And trying to fill me with fear
For there is no night without dawning
And I know that my morning is near.
~Helen Steiner Rice~

Love & Peace~The Sage Book Whisperer






MissTexas said...

Beautiful Memorial Pam!
God help us!

Love and Hugs,

The SageBook Whisperer said...

Thanks!JB.Can't even imagine this happening in 1955 in First Grade at Ralph J.Bunche Elementary School.