We (the children and I) rush around madly everyday and sometimes forget to see what’s actually going on around us. But today we did ‘stop a while’ and I suppose we did have a good old ‘stare’ too!!! And what pray tell took our attention? !!!! Hmmmm, a lorry. Yes that’s right we spent 10 minutes staring at a lorry but it was a very exciting lorry I tell you!! A delivery one with a mechanical arm with a hook on the end. The kids watched in wonder as one by one the supplies were hooked up and transferred to the ground!! The children were crouching and standing and cheering, discussing and questioning. The operative waved at them and seemed to be pleased to have some onlookers. He even said to us on passing ‘it’s better than watching TV kids’!!!! And you know what, for those 10 minutes it was!!
So I think a bit more ‘stopping’ and ‘staring’ is required from now on although I’m going to have to revise my ‘hookloaders’ for future reference!!!!
On that note, I’ll leave you with this……………………………….
Leisure by William H Davies
We have no time to stand and stare.No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.