Being outdoors is to be free of the boxes we build to hide ourselves from the world and to keep the outdoors well, away from us. In Tuscany, I found that the outside world kept pulling me out, to be with the sounds, the smells, the colors and the warmth of nature, and the Italian hills are just magnificently beautiful!
The fields are so much richer in impressions than television, the forests are so much prettier than video games, the bugs are so much more interesting than electronic toys, the smells of nature are so much more intense and more pleasant than plastic smells of toys made in factories, the air is so much more invigorating than that of stagnant indoor playgrounds and rooms… and the amazing sense of discovery, the joy of learning about something new on their own, the impressions the self made adventure leaves on a child’s mind, that’s priceless. Yes to playing outdoors!!
photo taken: during a two hour excursion with Lea and her cousins in the German countryside