and eventually I picked up Planting Seeds : Practicing Mindfulness with Children. by my brother Thay, Thich Nhat Hanh.
which led to more,
and a lovely idea that it would be a fine way to spend the week's mornings, while Maddie was occupied on the farm,
so I made sure my ipod was charged, put The Art of Mindfulness in my ears,
and I drove back to the farm,
and went into its outer limits.
and it is good.