Sunday Morning Musings: Lollygagging

Perhaps we adults have lost the fine art of lollygagging, but at least most of us mastered it as children.  We knew what it was to be bored and find something on our own to do; we knew what loneliness felt like; and we discovered that there was value in being alone sometimes/  Left to our own amusements, we found resources we didn't know we had.  We learned, as Woodsworth wrote, to see through "that inward eye that is the bliss of solitude."  These were valuable lessons - and I fear that our own busy, well-entertained children may not ever have the chance to learn them.  Inventiveness and self-reliance are being scheduled right out of them

Katrina Kenison


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