We had just finished playing on the playground. We were walking back to York Academy of Discovery, holding hands, and looking at the nature around us. One of the children noticed a leaf and said, “What if that leaf came alive?”
I replied, “If that leaf came alive it would fly up and pinch Emmalynn’s nose.” (The kids laugh.) “Then,” I continued, “it will fly to Uri and pull on his ear.” (More laughter) “Last, it will fly to Kinlei and tickle her toes.”
What a silly leaf! We liked the leaf; it was our friend. The leaf blew around us. We loved the leaf, and the leaf loved us.
As we continued our journey back, we noticed a leaf blowing in the wind. It landed in the street. The kids were sad that the leaf was in the road. They worried that it would get run over by the cars. One of the kids said, “It’s okay, the leaf is already flat, so the cars won’t hurt it.”
Another child chimed in, “Well, it’s okay – the leaf can come alive again and float up into the sky. It won’t be dead; it will be alive!”
It was a windy day, and as we completed our journey, leaves continued to blow and float and dance around us. Some came close to tickling our noses. The leaves seemed to be alive!