A great day at the Park. . . .
It was another difficult day with health issues and no energy to cope. And then this ray of sunshine was on my computer.
Her grandfather saying this little engineer put the frame for the folding camp chair (with many shock corded legs) together, all by herself after seeing it done only once two days before!
I thought again of the biology teacher saying that there is more of the grandparents in the grandchild than either the mother or the father, whether a human being or a fruitfly. And I wonder how much of the great grandmother with the Jenny genes in that Emma E.?
I thought of the many years I had done designated domestic male work from painting the basement floor (with moving the appliances and tool benches) to yard work with wheelbarrows filled with loam. My young neighbor commented that I moved trees around like lawn furniture.
But I had older brothers I watched through the years and learned from our mother that when you see it to do, you do it because you will not pass this way again with this chance.
She knew something innately that we all caught onto. This chance is ours only and when we see something to do that improves life, we must do it. It was a sin not to and that was what we were taught.
Yes, there are those who know what buttons to push. You are having such a good time doing, you hear, I did not want to take away your fun! So they avoid the sweat work. Or the best one yet. . all it takes is a little touching up and no time at all. . I don’t need it til’ tonight. . whatever it is. . .
It does require time but so does everything and everybody. Immediately! they insist. . . The ongoing life requires my talents and Emma E.’s talent to watch and do.
My philosophy tells me do and you will be shown how. Not perfectly but commensurate with time given and practice. Soon it will be commendable.
My world needs me and it is personal. I have proved that I have not just sailed through but took it personally. The Jenny genes may not be valued in this world but are in some world, still unnamed.
This best classroom ever is meant to be this best classroom ever to learn to make life better. It continues for me and is for Emma E.
It humbly reaffirms the premise that intelligence undergirds the ALL. Its potential is unknown and unknown is our potential also.