25 Lessons I Have Learned
4. Take the Long Way Home
See the world with a child’s eyes. To do so, you must let go of all the things you must do, and simply explore without an agenda, without a watch, without a care to divert you away from appreciating all the glorious details of the environment that glimmers around you.
“Whatever happened to that moment just before you took two very unstable steps sideways en route to the short fall onto the grass, because for twenty-three minutes you’d entertained yourself by spinning in circles and making some odd noise over and over again? How can we know that innocence anew?” ~ anon
I read this somewhere some time ago and found the idea of innocence anew a refreshing thought.
Personally, i do not know if one can ever recapture the naiveté and carefree allure of not-knowing, not-growing and accumulating and being bound by obligation, but i do know that the wisest amongst us just let go every once in a while. they also smile a lot, play, occasionally say things they are not supposed to, and allow their senses to take in the many splendored wonders of the world.
Actually, it is the latter which can be a distinct privilege to those who have exponentially matured, multiplied 4 x 4 x 2. because, should they be truly aware of themselves and all the magic that life has to offer, we realize how truly incredible our existence is through the understanding of the details. i find myself ever increasingly spellbound, as i delve deeper into the here and now, into photography, and my other passions.
*a wonderful example: neloqua's Happy day
*please note: the photographer and the photograph cited do not necessarily reflect the views of the lesson or any other random thoughts of the writer.
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