Keeping with the spirit of writing down what I observe my kids doing/learning, I had to pop back on here to share a conversation I just had with Ryan.
I was tucking him into bed and we started talking about his desire to play the violin. I was in the middle of apologizing to him about doubting his ability to take on the task of learning to play the instrument when he suddenly said, “Your eyes are incredible.” Well…thinking he was complimenting me, I was taken aback and flattered all at once. Then he continued, “Do you know what man has made that comes closest to the eye? The camera. Imagine if our eyes were cameras. They would always have to be focusing and refocusing and it would take time.” And, true to his style, he demonstrated through actions what that be like. And then he went on to say how he’s “amazed” what humans have made. How we started out with clubs as weapons and now we have missiles and nukes. Of course, I couldn’t just leave it at that because I’m uncomfortable with the discussions of weapons. I responded by saying that humans have great capacity for creativity – it’s just too bad we use it for creating weapons. LOL Oh well.
Ryan is a wonderfully deep thinker. I love our conversations.