Wild things

“And [he] sailed back over a year
and in and out of weeks
and through a day
and into the night of his very own room
where he found his supper waiting for him
and it was still hot”
Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are)

I am in love with Where The Wild Things Are, I always have been. Its such a simple, beautiful story that makes my soul sing.

Its about silly, crazy, real, wonderful fun and imagination. For all those times when the world is so demanding and significant and all you want to do it run through a field with the wind in your hair and your arms stretched out wide.

I am inspired by things like  Nature Play..

http://www.natureplaywa.org.au/

and the Children and Nature Network

http://www.childrenandnature.org/

such beautiful initiatives aimed at getting kids outdoors, playing, connected with each other and what’s going on around them, building cubby houses in trees,  leaves and sticks becoming pirate boats, getting grubby and covered in mud. Love it.

I was at a conference last week.. Urban Ecology.

Had a major revelation regarding the difference between Environmental Planning and Urban Ecology. had a major re-think of the way I work and think about what I do.

Further discussions ahead.

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