• Learning,  Living with Children

    Daydreaming: A Portal to Insight

    A child is sitting at his desk. The teacher is in front of the class talking about past participles and gerunds when the student’s eyes gloss over. His mind is wandering, going to the beach where his family just took a vacation. He sees himself walking in the sand, feels the warm breeze on his face and senses the water lapping against his feet. Birds are circling overhead as a man tosses crackers into the air. ¬†Suddenly, he hears, “Snap out of it!” ¬†The startled child is abruptly pulled from his daydream and back into a reality that has no patience for such behavior. But wouldn’t it be nice if…