It takes a lot of slow to grow

Hurry, scurry
Worry, flurry
There go the grown-ups
To the office, to the store
Subway crush, traffic rush

No wonder Grown-ups don’t grow up anymore
It takes a lot of slow to grow.

~ a poem by Eve Merriam ~

These days, it’s not only grown ups, but also children who hurry from one thing to another. Our children rush between Little League and computer class, birthday parties and piano lessons.
For our children, as well as for us, there isn’t always time to see, to wonder, to pretend and to dream…

from Raising Lifelong Learners
Lucy Calkins with Lydia Bellino, Addison Wesley 1997

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