Monday, 23 July 2012

Having Time to Stand and Stare

"What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?"  Leisure, W.H. Davies
While I was at the park basking in the sunshine, I observed there was a particular group of adults and kids on a fun day out having picnics and enjoy various activities. The kids seemed to be having a ball.

Why are kids so blissful?

Because they haven't got any responsibilities to worry about.  Kids are free to be themselves (within reason). They have all the time in the world to "stand and stare" and marvel at what adults miss or pay little attention to.   

Why can't adults do the same?

Because adults have lots of stuff and responsibilities to think about. 

There is a way to be an adult and still be blissful - let God take care of everything.  After all, He created you, therefore, it is His responsibility to sustain you.  You have to trust in Him though.

When someone else is responsible for you, you have all the time in the world to stand and stare.


Related articles: Innocence; On Responsibility; The Secret of Eternal Youth - Revisited