Saturday, December 26, 2015

2015: favorite moment as village outcast

 2015: The Best & Worst! This is the time of the year when writers coast. They dream up their totally subjective best and worse lists for the year that's rapidly coming to a close. Why? So they can focus on the important things...the holidays. So with that in mind:

"The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover," wrote Mary Shelley in her classic 1816 novel Frankenstein. She was voicing the thoughts of her cobbled together protagonist.

Ijams' very own Frankenstein stopped by Monster! Monster! Nature Day Camp in June. And as it turned out, he was only looking for a friend and, of course, acceptance of who he was—a big green-faced lug, fully formed yet new to all around him.  After all, we all just want to be accepted for who we are. Don't we?

The day-campers decided to befriend him and gave the poor thing a more user-friendly sobriquet than "Frankenstein's monster." They called him "Bob," and promptly took him exploring on a nature walk, showing him some of the things they had learned about...dragonflies, milkweed, metamorphosis.

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