Tuesday, September 29, 2009


SEP292009, originally uploaded by colemama.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ah, so much potential! Imagine the vast coverage from the acorns in this photo alone, much less the those beyond the image. Imagine the thorough tapping of the human potential for innovation, democracy, peace, discovery, beauty, spirit, and unconditional love. Though Emerson's quote does not address the invariable obstacles that one must problem-solve while developing that potential, it is inspirational nonetheless! Watching the Ken Burns' National Park documentary provides another canvas from which to develop a potential masterpiece. My life in the Rockies and my connection to the Muir namesake makes this story...and the potential for new growth...even more compelling. Thus, the familiar acorn means so much more....Lorenzo Walker campus, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. When I see flowers growing in the cracks in a sidewalk, I always feel that nature is resilient. Fortunately we have created national parks where nature can thrive without risk of being paved over. We have to make sure that we do not "pave over" our students with excessive testing and low level thinking and allow them to thrive.