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Monday, October 12, 2015

Such an amazing world...

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An excerpt:

     "Look at something small," Lina said. "Like a leaf or a bug."

     Doon riffled among the leaves on the ground and found an ant, which he set on the palm of his hand. Holding the glass above the ant, he looked through it. "Oh!" he said. "Look! You can see its knee joints! And even..." He trailed off, absorbed in looking. Then he raised his eyes to Lina. "It's like a miracle!" he said. He blew the ant from his palm and looked around until he found a beetle. "Look at this!" he cried. "You can see it chewing!" He tried a feather, and a bit of moth wing, and a blade of grass.

     "This is such an amazing world," he said finally, putting the glass and the magnet into his pocket. "I love it here, except for the troubles with people."

~ from The People of Sparks,
written by Jeanne DuPrau

Have you ever looked at nature through a magnifying glass, like Doon does in this excerpt? There are so many little details that we normally overlook or can't even see without one. We really do live in an amazing, wonderful world -- except for the troubles with people.

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