18 thoughts on “little scientists”

    1. Thank you, Sheryl. I loved “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” – it helped strengthen my resolve to eat locally grown and raised food as much as possible. Some day I hope to write a post about a local farm we found that humanely raises heritage breeds of beef, pork and poultry.

  1. What an interesting quote. I am pondering if it’s only those robbed of love who will dwell in magic…or what makes one more of a scientist than an imaginative dreamer.

    1. Kathy, this quote resonated with me because my father was a scientist (microbiologist) and my sister grew up to be one (geologist), too. I was the family dreamer. (After she died I discovered my mother was a dreamer, too.) But, unlike the character in the book, I was not deprived of love. My father was a kind, compassionate and affectionate parent. But we locked horns when it came to my childhood transcendental experiences, which he dismissed as mere figments of my imagination. Over the years I’ve come to appreciate that science and magic are not mutually exclusive, though, and I tend to look at the world through both lenses these days, from a more non-dual perspective.

    1. I’ve never read any of Madeleine L’Engle’s books – sounds like I would enjoy them. I just weeded out my library of about forty books – maybe I will pick up one of hers to explore…

        1. Thanks for the suggestions! A title about a severed wasp has piqued my curiosity – and Amazon has a copy of it for 1 cent (plus shipping)!

          1. Wow! That’s a deal. I first read A Severed Wasp when it came out in the mid-’80’s, then again about 15 years ago. I just saw that the prequel to this book is called A Small Rain; just ordered it for 1 cent (and shipping).

    1. Welcome to my blog, Pamela! It’s nice to meet another fan of Barbara Kingsolver. 🙂 I think my favorite was “Prodigal Summer,” at least so far…

        1. You know, I’ve never been out west – the farthest west I’ve been was to Lackawanna, New York – even though my sister lived in New Mexico for several years. Some day… You’ve got me wondering now if having been to Virginia so many times might have influenced me. 🙂

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