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How to Heal a Broken Wing

Curiosity and empathy are two traits I crave for Liliana.  Of course, they can’t be forced.  She has to see Dan and me practicing both on a daily basis.

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham is a perfect tool to encourage growth and foster discussion in these areas.

A boy named Will finds a maimed bird on the city sidewalk.  His family takes the bird home to care for it, with the ultimate goal of releasing it.  [I do understand the admonition by people such as the DNR, asking people not to touch animals…to leave them be, but in certain instances I don’t think it can hurt, if you don’t allow the animal to stay past recovery.]

Spare with words, profuse with pictures, the book is lovely.

Along the same lines, look at this article, at Simple Mom, espousing six fun and easy ways to begin giving your child a global perspective, if you’re not already doing so.

Enjoy!

[Post image: Partial of How to Heal a Broken Wing cover]

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The quote I live by

Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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