I raised my foot to stomp on the ants on the big rock by the house, when Mom grabbed my arm and said, “Wait! How would you feel if you looked up to see that giant shoe coming down on you?” I squinted my eyes shut as I looked up into the bright summer sky, and imagined the bottom of my tennis shoe gradually filling the sky above me. Scary!
Mom and I got down on our hands and knees and watched the ants going back and forth. She asked, “What do you suppose those ants are doing? Look at that one, he’s carrying something. Maybe it’s food for the queen. Imagine how important you would feel if you were carrying food for the queen!”
Yes! Imagine! Imagine, indeed! My lifelong journey with imagination, and empathy for God’s living things had begun.
Come enjoy with me some fun things I did, and happy days I had, as a child growing up on my grandfather’s farm, in the whole ebook: Once I Was A Kid With the Wild Things On the Farm.
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