If you are five…
…and your grandmother puts a snapped-off tulip in a cup of water on the counter, painstakingly fill the cup with spoonfuls of dirt because “I thought if I planted it, it would keep growing.”
If you are seven…
…almost (but only almost) step on a snake as long as your little brother.
…get stung under the chin by a wasp.
If you are ten…
…recall a passage from that scintillating classic, All About Weeds, describing the sting-soothing properties of yarrow, and concoct a poultice of newly emerging yarrow leaves with which to soothe your little sister’s wasp sting.
If you are any of the above…
…watch a Bill Nye the Science Guy and then recreate the solar system on the floor of your bedroom, using various stuffed animals to represent the planets.
Things I did this week when I wasn’t obsessively scrolling the news
Book-Banning, Beanie & Rose Style
You’d Think I’d Have Learned This by Now
Sunday in the Park with Spreckels
Got More Monet than Time