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15/40From the desk of Dr. Laurence C. Keene
The Joy of Playfulness
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 again.
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