Sunday, February 21, 2010

Eyes of a child

Today was an incredible day. I took the kids to the zoo. The weather was perfect-sunny and almost seventy degrees. But what made the day truly special was the chance to see things through the unfiltered, uncluttered eyes of a child; where everything is new and exciting. I loved the way their faces lit up when they saw an animal move or make noise, swim or slither, fly or crawl. Nate loved the goats in the petting zoo and thought the Leopard was a wonderful big Bubba. (our kitty) I'm sure he would have walked right up and pulled her tail if he'd had the chance. How would the world be different if we as adults could preserve just a little more of that sense of wonder? If we could keep ourselves from becoming so blase to all the beauty and diversity of the world around us. If we could get excited about all the small miracles we seem to pass over as we navigate the grown-up world of work and finance and struggle. It might not change the physical world, but it would surely change us.

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