Picture This

“The back page of an October issue of San Francisco magazine displays a vivid photograph of a small boy, eyes wide with excitement and joy, leaping and running on a great expanse of California beach, storm clouds and towering waves behind him. A short article explains that the boy was hyperactive, he had been kicked out of his school, and his parents had not known what to do with him—but they had observed how nature engaged and soothed him. So for years they took their son to beaches, forests, dunes, and rivers to let nature do its work.

The photograph was taken in 1907. The boy was Ansel Adams.” (from No Child Left Inside by Richard Louv)

One thought on “Picture This”

  1. How telling is that? Genius in action. How wonderful that his parents observed what he liked and let him have it. Otherwise, the world may have been denied his art.

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