"Notice" she slowly repeated with emphasis to make sure I had heard her use her newly found word. Sage, now two, began our conversation this morning with this statement.
"I NOTICED my bow. noticed."
All day that "noticed" stayed with me. Isn't that how we gradually change our culture and develop an environmental ethic, by noticing?
There is distinct perception and deliberate discernment in the word noticed. It implies that intrinsic value has been assigned. She appreciated something previously overlooked.
I was overjoyed. And inspired. She noticed something tiny and lovely about her blouse today. Noticed and celebrated and shared her discovery.
This made me smile and instilled a glimmer of hope.