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May 2, 2013

My daughters are both writing partners and competitors. They spur each other on (to love and good deeds).

One day we were at the beach–home school empty, calm day. They gathered hermit crabs on the beach. All the crabs had names but the one I remember was Tentacle!

Tentacle! was a bruiser. He was big and moved fast. Aptly named. My younger daughter kept a close and alarmed eye out for T! And if he strayed she sounded the alarm.

My adorable girl.

Tentacles are intriguing. They operate in a variety of organisms and seem remarkably effective and sometimes quite freaky. Colossal squid? Flesh eating plants?

But not all tentacles are that exotic or fierce. Our tongues are a kind of tentacle. Some plants and trees send out tentacles to reproduce.

So really, everyone’s got tentacles–shoots of joy, praise and life, or dark things, dwelling in the deep–monsters of fear and desire.

Fight the monsters, spread the joy.



From → adoption, homeschool

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