I read a book today to our 2yo Emi. The title is Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier The opening words in the book read as follows:
“My mother says you can ask the ocean to bring you something. If you look, she says, you might find it.”
So as you read it is a dialogue between a mother a child about asking for different things from the ocean. Like shells, feathers, smooth glass, and other “treasures”. All things that can be taken home. The child notices that the things her mom asks for, water, sun, moonlight etc. are all things that are always there. You just have to look for them.
“She laughs and says that now I know her secret. It’s not the asking. It’s the remembering to look. And sometimes, she says, the bigger the thing, the easier it is to forget to see it.”
It’s not the asking, it’s the remembering to look.
Did you remember to look today?