When did we lose our child-like wonderment?
Where did the simple belief in imagination go to?
Why do we have to stop being curious just because our age number has risen to the double digits?
Who says there can’t be wee faeries living beneath those mushroom umbrellas over there?
Just because I am what most consider a “grown-up” — why can’t I still in my child like heart believe in faeries, and unicorns, and all the myths and stories of make believe? If I can’t believe in possibilities — then I hope I never, ever truly grow up.
Do You Ever…?
- lay back on the warm grass, watching the clouds and find the pictures within them?
- look up at the star filled night sky and stare in awe at the lights twinkling in the darkness – and wonder if anyone is looking our way?
- see a fairy ring on your front lawn and just for a moment smile and wonder if the wee ones are near by?
- shiver in the darkness for no good reason and for a second catch sight of ‘something’ out of the corner of your eye?
- wonder with curiosity at the myths and legends of the past and think to yourself “what if”?
If you could read over this list and give a quiet, private smile at any of the suggestions, then I welcome you to the home of Fae Serena – with a wee pinch of faery dust – for I have done those things as well.
Holding On To Child-Like Wonder
I don’t really understand why we must put aside our childhood amazement at the world around us. Do you?
Oh, I don’t mean that as adults we should live in a constant Peter Pan state of mind!
But that we should try to keep some of that wonderment of our youth within us throughout our lives. If we could be successful at that, I believe we would be a land of much better adjusted grown-ups than we currently show ourselves to be.
Once Upon A Time…
…when I first discovered the Internet and all of the wonders it contained within that small “magic box” 🙂 — I discovered something called Web Competitions. Decades ago these were wonderful places where anyone with a website could join in and meet people who shared interests through their various websites… and have a friendly ‘competition’ on who had the most popular site.
Those days are long past, but it did give me the chance to see that there were other people who still were curious about the myths and legends of the past… or the imagination, depending on their opinion.
A Return to Curiosity
So, I’ve decided to return to the sharing of those long past days. Oh, no – this is by no means a new web competition site. But it is a return visit to the myths and legends that I (and perhaps you) grew up with.
Have you ever wondered “What if…”? Then join me on an on-going adventure back to the freedom of childhood and the belief that just about anything is possible.
Will you believe? The comments are open for your thoughts.