Teenagers Think – And Ponder!
“What were you thinking?” is often on the mind of parents of teenagers, puzzled by the behavior and antics of their adolescents.
Mark Twain said it best: “God removes the brain of a 15 year-old and doesn’t return it until they are 25.”
The hormones (yes for boys as well as girls) flushing through their bodies, all the physical changes, create a very confusing scenario.
When my Aunt and Uncle would take their daughter to compete in night-time horse shows, I would elect to stay home and sit on the back porch.
I would listen to the crickets, frogs, katydids, and especially the whippoorwills.
I would think and think and think, trying to sort out whatever teenagers think about.
As I would be thinking the mist would rise from the field behind our house.
I would see it form just above the ground; then it would slowly, slowly, slowly inch higher and higher.
This is on a par with watching grass grow, but I enjoyed the peace, quiet and opportunity to be alone with Nature.
In many ways, Nature can be a great teacher, at any age!