Saturday, 2 April 2016

I see the moon

One of the advantages of becoming a grandmother is that you get to revisit seeing the world through a small person's eyes. I was driving along one afternoon with my 3 year old grandson, Seb, in the car. He was very excited about something he had seen. I asked him what it was but he didn't know the word for it. 

He then said 'like a diamond'. I worked out that he was referring to the nursery rhyme, 'Twinkle, twinkle, little star ... like a diamond in the sky'.  So, I stopped the car and looked to the sky. There I saw the moon in the sky in the middle of the afternoon and I marveled at it. 

Clearly though, Seb was puzzled. He queried, ‘it’s like a banana?’ I realised that he had probably only seen pictures of a round moon. So I said, “Well, sometimes the moon is like a banana and sometimes it is like an orange.” He seemed satisfied with my answer. 

It was a lovely moment of connection and wonder and learning. May you too have time to stop and look at the moon – whether it is a banana or an orange or something in-between!