Years later, they would remember this moment,
The two children sat on a rock near the lake's edge
looking through the curtain of overhanging branches of a weeping willow.
The sparkles on the water in the late afternoon sun held their gaze.
The little boy and his big sister had been playing
and now they sat quietly together without speaking,
seeming content to observe and take in their surroundings.
The children's grandmother was sitting a little further away,
keeping a watchful eye.
When I see scenes like this, I enter into the world of childhood again
and see life through a child's eyes, remembering the feeling
and how each day was a new adventure to be embraced with enthusiasm.
I believe that within each and every one of us,
there is a small child ready to be amazed by each tiny detail of life.
We all hold within us the capacity to live fully in the moment,
where time stands still and thought-forms pass like fluffy clouds in the sky
and dissolve into nothingness.
Nothingness is sometimes the perfect state to be in.
What do you think?