This moment in time can only be experienced in childhood. Pure innocent joy is a rite of passage.
It won’t last.
As adullts, we try to find that sensation again. We look for it in the bottom of a bottle or the inside of a pill. We look for it in shopping, relationships,hobbies and careers. But, that fleeting moment called childhood, is the only time in our lives that we can experience innocent joy.
I watch my children and I know they are on the cusp of discovering the truth about life. That life is not always fair and the early bird does not always get the worm. Sometimes, it’s the cheater that gets the worm and the early bird has to look somewhere else. I know these days are coming. But, for now, joy is everywhere.
I let their joy wash over me.
I close my eyes and remember these moments are fleeting. Life is change.
The river of your childhood will flow into the wide open ocean of the rest of your life.
Today is a new day. Find your tire swing.