I recently went to see the newly released Disney movie Frozen. So many beautiful little faces, eyes a-sparkle as they watched the pictures click across the screen. They have no worries of the reality of it all. Not a sign of the inward battle, the fight with their brain to be absorbed… to buy into the magic. The wonder…
Unfortunately all the things we work so hard to squash out.
We can all identify with that moment when a child asks the question that stretches our belief system a little too far. We possibly bristle… no comes quickly after. What if instead we watched and learned and remembered? What if we validated and accepted their experiences humbly? Us… well, too jaded and cluttered to be able to see clearly. We have been cut to fit the minds of others. Imagination snipped here. Oh, wait, maybe that dream needs some down sizing… Right? We as parents need to remember what we could have been had we not been doused with that wet blanket. What our potential was with our wonder still in tact. We all can remember having our bubble burst, for sure, by do-gooders. Good intentions…They just want to keep us from being embarrassed… from getting hurt… from experiencing. Right? Little by little all sparkle is gone, all imagination. All creativity. What’s left? Look around. A risk free… dull… boring existence. We can’t even call it life… existence.
A different thought… (more…)