The world is full of magic things, waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
..But somewhere along the way they weakened. When did we stop viewing the world with amazement and stars in our eyes?
I’ve spent a good amount of time with my nephew lately. He is very new to this world and everything is a beautiful mystery to him. I see the twinkle in his eyes when he discovers a new sound or something as simple and common as a leaf on the pavement. He gets so excited and explodes from the joy of sharing it. It makes me wonder… when do we forget the magic of the world? When is it that we are to busy and occupied to see the beauty right in front of us? The joy of simple enjoyment and to get excited about life for the purpose of life itself?
Now, this is a generalisation of course, I know there to be creative, joyful souls out there who brings delight to us through their stories, music and art every single day. It’s when I look at people from my window seat at a cafe, the bus ride to work or simply at instagram that I loose faith. Can we even be more alike? It’s the importance of being busy, accurate, socially correct, materialistically successful, feigned and like everyone else that makes me feel and live the contrast to the genuinely happy spirit of my nephew.
It makes me sad that we somewhere a long the way loose our childlike spirit and get groomed into depressing adults chasing trophies for others to admire – like we really care. What’s the importance? And why do we care so much about other people’s admiration?
It’s not to be admired that gives true happiness. It is to admire the greater and the most simple things in this world and in life.
I for one am gonna let my nephews enthusiasm rub off on me as long as I can.
I’ll start by enjoying these covers against my skin and stretch out in bed – just because I can!
Truly enjoy your Saturday ❤