Saturday, March 12, 2011

Seventeen Year Symmetry

The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five. 
-Jim Trelease, The Read-Aloud Handbook, 1985

BYU Jerusalem Center, April 1994
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
-Walt Streightiff

BYU Jerusalem Center, March 2011 (thanks, Spence!)
 Unfortunately, I grew out of my love for giant, pink, polka-dotted bows. 

All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.
-Paul Fussel


Goojah Mama said...

Awwww. this made me cry (I know, no surprise there). I am so glad we took you with us to Jerusalem when you were four years old. At the time I was not sure how much you would remember. But you do remember a lot about the Holy Land and it is so great that you have this opportunity to be there again!
Love it, learn it, live it!!!

PS-Great photo, my new favorite.

Kristen said...

These are two really cute photos.

Jaynee said...