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
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
© Alison Louise Armstrong and Adventures in Wonderland – a pilgrimage of the heart, 2010-2021.