Thursday, July 26, 2012
Saving the World
Yesterday was my day with Damian, which always provides me with a few stellar moments. Walking along the trail to the lake I was telling him that this spot used to be a party spot for locals, and to be careful as there was quite a bit of broken glass on the ground - which led to my search for "beach glass" to put in a container on my window ledge for the sun to shine through. I said "If I live long enough, I'll fill the jar up."
As we got to the spot, we began excitedly finding glass - mostly brown beer bottle glass, but the occasional green and some very rare and prized blue. We ended up with an unexpectedly good amount in our little bucket, and Damian said, "See? You will live long enough!"
It isnt beach glass, but it is colored glass - redneck-party-get-gooned-and-smash-everything glass. But it will do until the real thing comes along.
As the afternoon heated up, I retreated to sit in the shade of a bush. Damian called me over to see something and I said "I'm too tired and hot." He said, "Get over here! It's NAY-chur!!!!!"
Cracked me right up - he had found teeny little plants under a rock, growing impossibly under and among the rocky surface.
There was much going back and forth with buckets of water and I noticed a plant that looked desperately in need of a drink. I suggested Damian pour a bucket on the roots. Told him how grateful the little bush must be for the unexpected drink. So then he really got into it, and gave lots of little bushes drinks.
"I'm saving the world!" he crowed happily, as I thought to myself, yes, he definitely was, one small bush at a time. Kids are so great!