Ah to be a child again! Wouldn’t it be grand? I’ve always thought it’d be great to go back and to be carefree again. Then again, my childhood wasn’t as carefree as others. I guess I can just say to be freed from bills and to have someone always looking out for me and caring for me — that’d be fun! I wouldn’t mind that one bit.
I also kind of like the notion of being able to discover all things new again. I always have had this child-like discovery of new things in this way. I’m always genuinely intrigued and love to learn. To see a moonrise is a beautiful thing; imagine the first time you saw one. I remember mine was in college. I was wandering about campus and taking photographs of the campus. As I wandered around, it began to grow dark, but I stayed out and looked around more. Finally, just when the sun had completely set and it was nearly all dark, I looked to the east and saw the moon just hovering above the horizon. The most beautiful thing in the world! 😀
The other thing I remember is discovering and what I found fascinating was how flowers bloom on their own. As a smaller child I kept trying to force the flowers to bloom by forcing their petals open. Eventually I learned this killed the poor things and I was just being a big bully. But one week, I kept coming back to a flower in our yard (I don’t remember what kind it was though); I saw how it just started to bloom and I thought I’d just come by every day and check on it. Finally, one day the flower opened and revealed its beautiful colors. So vibrant and cheery! I’m glad I didn’t bully that flower into opening sooner.
There’s always something (or someone) worth discovering more about and being genuinely curious about it. I’m going to try my best to do that the remainder of this year (and hopefully for years to come).
Love and prayers!