power of observation

The Power of the Sundial

Claire and I enjoy going to Standley Lake Library.  It’s one of our favorite libraries on our list.  We’ve gone there for StoryTimes and for the Summer Reading Program. In the past, I may or may not have gone there to use the computer when I had a self-induced panic attack over my internet connection. Recently, as we were leaving the building, something caught Claire’s eye. “Look, Momma! There are three lines on this block!” Claire said. “There are?” I said. I hadn’t noticed. She had, because she has been enthralled with numbers and counting things for a while. Three is one of her favorite numbers right now. We went over to check it out. Sure enough, there were the three tall lines of the Roman Numeral Three on the block. I explained to Claire that it was the number three, and we cou...