if you want to build a ship

December 31, 2010

A photo from last New Year’s Day. A quote recently discovered. The quote’s attribution is disputed, but I love it so much that I’ll take it anyway. It’s a lovely analogy for the way I hope to parent, and what this wonderfarm is all about. A thought to carry into the new year.

Happy 2011, cherished readers.

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Just Peaches January 1, 2011 at 6:37 am

But I’m so good at giving orders!

Thank you for the quote & inspiration.

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patricia January 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm

Ah, yes, I’m quite excellent at giving orders myself.

Thank you for all your thoughtful comments of the past year, Peaches!

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Debbie January 1, 2011 at 2:41 pm

“Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”

Oh I love this…a lovely analogy for parenting. Thanks for this and for all the inspiration all year long. Happy 2011. xo

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patricia January 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm

And thanks for reading along, Debbie!

Happy 2011 to you too!

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Kristin January 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

The quote is great. I’m noticing the photo though too. T’s colors blend in well with the beach and background. What a nice shot from last year.
Prosperos Ano Nuevo!

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patricia January 3, 2011 at 9:36 pm

It was a foggy day at the beach, which made for great photos. And sometimes the kids’ clothes serendipitously match the scenery!

Happy new year to you too, Kristin!

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Amy Bowers January 3, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I love this quote so much! I have many similar ocean pictures with my kids; I think I will hang this quote near one of them as a reminder. Thank you! I am new to your blog and really enjoy it. Your style of un/home schooling is similar to my ideal. I look forward to reading more in the new year.

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patricia January 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Nice to meet you, Amy!

I popped over to your website; I think your mama merit badges are just fabulous! I’m linking them in my sidebar…

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Amy Bowers January 4, 2011 at 9:30 am

thanks alot!

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Carrie January 3, 2011 at 12:56 pm

gorgeous

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patricia January 3, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Thanks!

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