Fintan's true love.
Recently, Fintan and Tiarnan went swimming in a lake, with life jackets on. This is something that Ainan had done when he was just eight months old. The boys reacted in a blissful way, being totally absorbed in the moment.
Fintan observed: “We don’t need electronic games like the PS3, if we have Nature.”
His mother could not have heard more happy words, for she, too, loves Nature. It was good to hear a modern child say such a thing – that Nature is to be preferred to electronic games. I wonder how many other boys of their ages (7 and 5) would think such a thing? Not many I hazard. That, is the pity of it. At least, however, our boys are able to appreciate Nature, despite the presence of electronic games in their lives. In fact, their appreciation of Nature is all the more special, for the fact that they compare it to the best distractions of modern childhood – and She still wins.
Well done, Fintan, on seeing what is truly valuable. Hopefully, there will still be enough of Nature left for Fintan’s children to say the same thing one day.
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