15/40 LCK The Joy of Playfulness

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From the desk of Dr. Laurence C. Keene

The Joy of Playfulness
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I was watching the little children stepping on their shadows, dear
Lord. They were actually trying to run after their little child-like
shadows. Their game went on and on for several minutes. They were lost
in their playfulness. I looked at their faces and I saw my face
reflected in one of them.

But all of a sudden my face vanished and it
wasn’t my face at all. My vision of my own childhood passed away as
quickly as it came. My own playful spirit vanished too. Just a vapor
for a moment extinguished by adult realities.

I miss that little child
in me.

I miss those playful moments when the most serious thought I had
was to successfully slip away from my own shadow.

I think I understand
why adults look so longingly at children at play and why children
absolutely never look the same way at adults who are busy working. I
think children understand something the rest of us adults don’t.

Please, dear God, revive some of the child in me so I can remember and
understand what a magnificent gift I once had and, hopefully, can have




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