Flipping the Lesson Inside Out

As part of my on-going museum fascination, my daughters and I stopped by the Burlington library today to check out a Smithsonian traveling exhibit about human evolution. Pointing to one panel, I (no doubt, tediously) explained to my 11-year-old about the progression of homo sapiens’ brain development depicted by a series of illustrations.

My girl pointed to a nearby rack of magazines with a crazy-haired illustration of our nation’s current commander-in-chief and laughed. We’ve progressed?

Which pretty much ended my history lesson.

We walked down the street for coffee and little cupcakes.

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.

– Charles Darwin

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Photo by Molly S./Burlington, Vermont

About Brett Ann Stanciu

A writer and sugarmaker, Brett Ann lives with her two daughters in stony soil Vermont. Her novel HIDDEN VIEW was published by Green Writers Press in the fall of 2015. Let my writing speak for itself.
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2 Responses to Flipping the Lesson Inside Out

  1. Kristin Plante says:

    Love, love, LOVE this! The innocence and honesty of youth is raw and enlightening. My hope, with my daughter, is to nurture those qualities so she never loses them. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thank YOU! This really did turn my library seriousness inside out. The kids were wholly unimpressed with the various lengths of intestines.

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