Kindergarten: (noun). From the German meaning “a child’s garden”.
The flowers these seeds are intended to bear are curiosity and the capacity to be amazed.
Curiosity and amazement are beautiful flowers; but, they are wildflowers. Being delicate, their survival depends on a certain level of chaos. Not just chaos allowed, but chaos promoted. Unfortunately for the child (and for the world), most gardeners see them as weeds extending themselves beyond the straight rows and over the trimmed hedges.
However, when a child escapes the gardener’s spade–and when the seeds God has planted are allowed to fully mature–that child grows up discovering answers to questions no one else is even asking and doing what no one else dare attempt.
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