I met a little boy at the wildlife refuge yesterday. Toddling down the path wearing a puffy coat with mouse ears perched on his head, he yelled, 'Hi!' and greeted me like an old friend.
In his 15-month-old way, he shared his enthusiasm for spring at the refuge, jabbering and pointing as he showed me ducks, and birds, and plants. My time with him and his mother was filled with delight.
As I continued on the trail, I had a thought about spring time. Maybe spring is more than just a season. Maybe it’s actually a state of consciousness...the ability to see life as fresh and new and exciting, with surprises everywhere.
Perhaps our weary adult eyes have lost touch with this consciousness, while young children can easily access it.
Imagine experiencing every day as eternal spring…I love that idea.
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