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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Celebrating Rachel Carson's "Sense of Wonder"

"If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.
— Rachel Carson, "The Sense of Wonder"

Many are remembering Rachel Carson on this 100th anniversary of her birth for the groundbreaking "Silent Spring." I also remember her for the gift of this beautiful book sharing the simple joys of nature.

Her message is even more poignant today.

1 comment:

Jeff Hess said...

Shalom Wendy,

I have The Sense Of Wonder on CD.

Like many in my generation, Carson was the reason I became involved in the Environmental Movement and took part in the first Earth Day in 1970.

Currently I'm reading a new biography of Carson: The Gentle Subversive.