Children are subjected to so much killing in films, games, social media & on the news, that life itself is in danger of being undervalued. To counter this, whenever there is an appropriate opportunity, I draw attention to whomever I’m with, to the living things in the environment and contrast them with much of the dead, lifeless world that surrounds us, & to which so much attention is given. The dynamic development of living plants, which are vital in both senses of the word, serve as excellent examplars of this extraordinary and precious living world.