If I had…

 

…influence with the good angel who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I should ask that her gift to each child in the world would be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life as an unfailing antidote against boredom and dis enchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.

from Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson

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