Drifters, nomads, and even the state of impermanence: this week, share your photos of transient.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million. ~ Walt Straightiff ~
Only a child sees things with perfect clarity, because it hasn’t developed all those filters which prevent us from seeing things we don’t expect to see. ~ Douglas Adams ~
It’s a transient moment in time when a child is inquisitive and open to everything in the world around them. Then he/she begins to see through the filtered lens of his parents, relatives, teachers, and society – never again to explore the world through innocent eyes.
My grandson, Colt, noticing his shadow for the first time allowed my daughter and I to experience what it must have felt like to see our own shadow for the first time. The same for my grandson, Tanner, when he was handed a sparkler. It was a treat watching him enjoy the sparks flying in the air, lighting the darkness around us. If you want to see the world anew, witness it through the eyes of a small child.
Childhood is a transient and feels even more so today. So allow yourself to slow down and pay attention when with small children. Allow them to touch trees, walk barefoot, pick up leaves, spiders and worms. Encourage them explore the world around them without sharing your own fears and insecurities about what they are doing (of course keeping safety in mind). See through their eyes and explore the world around you anew.
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Love and Light!