this gentle soul, Nadia, my granddaughter

Two days ago my little four year old granddaughter, Nadia, brought me a dandelion that was past the stage of being yellow…it had gone to seed. The seeds were perfectly attached, as in the photo above.   She was so proud of the “flower” she gave to me. I graciously accepted it and placed it in a tiny glass of water. Today, I ran across the above image…it reminded me of  Nadia’s kind gesture…she is such a sweetheart!

While she was visiting with me, she became very quiet. I said to her, Nadia, you are so quiet?”  She responded in a matter-of-fact voice, “Well, Nanny, it is the Quiet of Silence!”  WOW!  A poet already…


20 thoughts on “this gentle soul, Nadia, my granddaughter

  1. Yoshiko says:

    Amazing. A poet’s granddaughter indeed 😉


  2. tigger0198 says:

    What a wise little girl. Yes following in her Nanny’s footsteps.


  3. “Well, Nanny, it is the Quiet of Silence!”

    Clearly an old soul…


  4. Over here, we say a crab does not give birth to a bird. You are blessed, Jane 😉


    • Thank you, Celestine! My daughter is leaving for Togo, your neighbor, June 10th…a few days in Philadelphia…then to West Africa! Maybe one day we all shall meet! Thank you for your following! Where and when can I get a copy of your Haiku publications??!!! I love your saying!


      • The collection of Haiku and non-traditional “Western” Haiku will be released on 4th June, and it will be available as a paperback copy on Lulu for £4.99 and as an eBook on Amazon (and hopefully other sites) for £2.99. With a great, crisp, clean cover design by A D Warr, and edited by Reg Davey and Elena Hulme.

        The collection includes poetry by new writers who you will want to check out. I am afraid, the publishers featured only one of my haiku that I submitted 🙂


      • Fools! Well…you will just have to publish your own book and it will be even more spectacular!


      • I will buy it when it comes out! Even one poem of yours makes the edition worth a million! Congratulations, Celestine!


  5. Aw how sweet 🙂


  6. Beautiful! I’m sure this blog of yours will become the flower of the seeds you two planted together that day.Just beautiful.


  7. Nadia does indeed have the heart and soul of a poet. Thanks for sharing, Jane.


  8. rachelmeeks says:

    So cute! She sounds like a sweetheart.


  9. We have been blessed…Nadia is so sensitive and caring…and I see now she is developing quite a sense of humor! smile Her brother, Ayden, is caring and sensitive too…they are so lovely together and take care of each other!


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