|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.
|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.