4 August 2021.
A visit to Pacheedaht Beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island,
a cool windy day,
watching kids play
in that wild uninhibited way
they have,
when everything is fun and worth exploring
on a wild uninhabited beach.

It is a happy talent to know how to play. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Almost all creativity involves purposeful play. – Abraham Maslow

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father. – Roger Von Oech

A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. – Rachel Carson

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Pacheedaht Beach is on the unceded land of the Pacheedaht First Nation

Next post: a solo trip to Bowen Island.

All words and images by Alison Louise Armstrong unless otherwise noted
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