Sunday, September 29, 2013

Live the Magic

When does time take over our thoughts? When do we stop collecting rocks, 

and playing with toys?

 When does making a scarecrow suddenly become something for farmers or children only?

 When do you stop climbing trees just because they are there 
or going to the petting zoo to see the baby animals?

When do rides become too expensive and too dangerous? When does fear take over?
 When does it happen that there is no time to go to the beach or explore the creatures of the earth?

 When do we stop making snow angels

 and dressing up for Halloween?

 When do we stop lying under the Christmas tree to stare up at the lights in wonder?

 When did we put away the board games

 and stop climbing to the highest peak?

When did we become afraid to embrace and honour mother ocean in all of her beauty,
 with all of the joy in our hearts?

When do we become afraid to take some calculated risks and live the magic?

Roll down some hills; squeal with joy. 
Pick an earthworm up off the sidewalk
and put it back in the grass.
Jump in some puddles. Get dirty. Get your hair wet.

We are never to old to be joyful and open to experience.
Have fun.

-All text and images by: Gillian Cornwall, c. 2013.


Cynthia Smith said...

This is awesome! Well done! Definitely makes you think about life differently and how to slow the pace down to enjoy the awesome things life brings us!

Boo said...

No one knows how to have fun better than you do. I haven't stopped doing these things yet and hope I never will. Loved the shots of Lanai and of course, your little green and red travelling buddies. XO

Gillian said...

Hi Cynthia! So glad you enjoyed it! I post every Sunday if you are interested! Wishing you a joyful day.

Gillian said...

Hi Boo! Thanks for reading and, as always, for your support! Ahh, Lana'i. Hoping for December still! Keep on playing!