Childhood is a very special and magical time…or at least it should be!
Childhood is when we learn about the world and ourselves, and provides a foundation of who we’ll be in the future. That is why it is so important to have experiences in nature, exploring the WONDER of it all. Discovering bugs and tadpoles; playing tag and hide’n’seek; running wild and free; screaming and laughing loud as can be. Being enchanted by the beauty and peacefulness of the deer in the forested hills. Dancing amongst the wildflowers swaying in the mountain meadows; building forts and fairy houses; singing with our feathered friends; chasing grasshoppers and butterflies. Floating into a dream world by the scent of perfumed roses and making potions with the petals; splashing through wet, slimy mud, barefoot, feeling the mud ooze between your toes; squelching, patting, throwing mud pies. Tasting the sweetness of wild blueberries; touching and climbing and being a swaying tree; melting into a sunset and drifting off to sleep having been kissed by moonbeams.
My heart crumbles at the thought that children in many different parts of the world are missing these vitally important experiences, the very essence of childhood. One of the reasons why I have dedicated my life’s work to helping reconnect our children to our awe-inspiring Mother Earth and reawaken those who have forgotten: who and what we really are: That we are nature, that we are creative, unique and beautiful, spirited, individuals and that it is nature and art and the sharing of our stories that unite us.
“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the things we need most in the world.” – Philip Pullman
We evolved in nature – if we become disconnected from the natural world we lose something magical, something so precious. We lose part of what it means to be human.
If you too believe in childhood, in creating lasting happy memories, by making time for nature, for telling stories, for growing seeds of love – join us on this magical, enchanting journey of love. Our mission is to create a better and happier future not just for our children but for all living things on our beautiful and mystical little planet Earth.
“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” – Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
Sharing our stories is powerful.
The Garden of Love is a heart-warming storybook about Orange Moons journey in search for seeds of love and wisdom. Your childhood memories will be interwoven throughout the book, gifting the reader an opportunity to wonder, imagine and reminisce. These shared stories of magical moments in nature evoke deep emotion in others. The reader will begin to recall happy moments from their own childhood. This in turn, inspires the reader to take action. It is this very ACTION that is desperately needed to create change. To change the way children spend their time. To UNPLUG from our over scheduled, busy and highly distracted lives. To make TIME to share the wonders of our natural world with our children, our grandchildren, planting seeds…creating memories.
Memories Are Seeds
The Garden: Memories are seeds. “When I was a boy, the good times in my family were, more often than not, associated with nature – fishing trips, discovered snakes and captured frogs, with dark water touched by stars.” – From Richard Louv’s latest masterpiece – “The Nature Principle” Chapter 3
For the past 10 years I have been helping to reconnect children (and adults) through my nature based art classes, children’s books and storytelling. This passion to reunite our children with our natural world burns deep within me, fueling my creativity and driving me to help create change the only way I know how…by sharing and creating stories and art. I am filled with great hope, for I know in my heart, that over time, we will all begin to remember who and what we are – that we are nature – that we are one.
We just need to be reminded!
Wishing you all a beautiful week in nature, love and peace Marghanita xxx