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Willie and Henrietta here.

"Who are Willie and Henrietta?" (see poetic definition below)

To Willie and Henrietta

IF two may read aright
These rhymes of old delight
And house and garden play,
You two, my cousins, and you only, may.
You in a garden green 5
With me were king and queen,
Were hunter, soldier, tar,
And all the thousand things that children are.
Now in the elders’ seat
We rest with quiet feet, 10
And from the window-bay
We watch the children, our successors, play.
“Time was,” the golden head
Irrevocably said;
But time which none can bind, 15
While flowing fast away, leaves love behind.

Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850–1894). A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods. 1913.

While we are not, literally, Willie and Henrietta; we are their kindred spirits. Committed to keeping childhood alive in us all; we are The Guardians of Play™.

Perhaps it is our Midwestern upbringing, being raised by Moms who are educators, or working as nannies for Hollywood’s elite, but somehow we still believe in childhood. We’ve begun to dream of what those days might be like for our own children and children everywhere. On our path to build a world that honors children and those who care for them we’ve begun to discover there are kindred spirits among us. The world is spackled with people, products, art, design, and information that when pieced together illuminates a brighter future. This blog is a collage of delights found along the way.

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