Friday, June 15, 2012

"Did you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind?"

Working on a presentation for the American Art Therapy Association Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia, on the topic of "Curiosity in the Art Room."  I've been looking for passionate quotes on curiosity, wonder and awe, when suddenly the viral PBS mashup of Mr. Rogers popped up in my inbox.  Let me please add to the viral effect by posting it here.  If you haven't seen it, it is a delight!  Utterly!

 

Here are the lyrics:
Do you ever imagine things?

Are they scary things?

Do you ever imagine things?

Things you’d like to have? 

Did you ever see a cats eyes in the dark and wonder what they were? 

Did you ever pretend about things like that before? (Do you ever pretend about things like that?)
Did you ever grow anything in your garden of your mind? (In your garden of your mind?)

You can grow ideas in your garden of your mind!
 (In your garden of your mind!)
It’s good to be curious about many things. 

You can think about things and make believe
.
All you have to do is think and they’ll grow.

Imagine every person that you see is somewhat different from every other person in the world.

Some can do something (Some can do something)

Some can do others (Some can do others)

Did you ever think about the many things you learned to do?
Did you ever grow anything in your garden of your mind? (In your garden of your mind?) 

You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind.
 (In your garden of your mind.)

It’s good to be curious about many things.

You can think about things and make believe 

All you have to do is think and they’ll grow.
Did you feel like going like that (finger snap) 

Lets give the fish some food.


Mr. McFeely, 
I didn’t order any whistles.
That’s what they call baseline.

Did you feel like going like that (finger snap)
There are so many things to learn about in this world.

And there are so many people who can help us learn.
Did you ever grow anything in your garden of your mind? (In your garden of your mind?)

You can grow ideas in the garden of your mind. (In your garden of your mind?)
It’s good to be curious about many things.

You can think about things and make believe.

All you have to do is think
.
You can think about things and make believe.

All you have to do is think and they’ll grow.

Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios. **If you like this video, please support your local PBS station.** http://www.pbs.org/donate

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Love it! Deana