Where is your child?

11 Nov

Somewhere, at some time, you might find a glimpse of a fleeting reality where every triviality, all the daily complexities and demands dissipate into the air. The old rocks welcome you and remind you that you are small. Trees and plants of all sizes and colors invite you to look closely, touch and share their space. You can’t see the animals who call this place their home, but their tracks and sign let you know they play hide and seek.

The child inside that we have too often discarded, or buried in our own personal dungeons, surfaces and is delighted. And like a mother wrapping all her children in her big comforting arms, the wild outside us merges with the innocence of our inner child and the cautious adult armor we sometimes bear like a cross.

We become whole.

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One Response to “Where is your child?”

  1. Bill Newman November 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    Well said. Love the intertwining of childlike nature and childhood itself. It’s very much my own experience with both.

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