A Life Skill: Appreciation of Beauty
‘Life skills’ also means how to beautify one’s environment.
I read an article once about a war torn area, Lebanon it was from memory. There was a photo of a middle aged woman, dressed in black and her hair covered by a scarf, watering a rose with three red blooms that grew in the shelter of a tumbled down wall surrounded by rubble.
She said that as long as there was beauty she would foster it, for life would be unbearable without beauty and nature was providing her with hope for having saved this rose…I have never forgotten this article.
Children, even the very young, love beautiful things, but it will mean even more when they see us enjoying and nurturing and appreciating beauty.
It doesn’t take them long at all to pick up such an attitude and while they like cutting flowers for the sake of cutting and using the scissors, there will come a point that they do it in order to beautify their surroundings, like Wren did this day. Wren is focussed on filling the little vases with the flowers she had picked.
She picked the flowers using the basket, filled the vases, arranged the flowers and put them on the table “to make it look beautiful”…..