January 23, 2006

Never Grow Up

RedNeck and I must have been on the same wave length yesterday. I was in a very "remember when" kinda mood.

I didn't accomplish a damned thing yesterday - and that is just fine by me. I spent the afternoon napping. And dreamin'.

I was dreaming about innocence and wonder. I could see myself in the yard running barefoot with a stick - chasing some imaginary foe.

I saw myself raking leaves and then as soon as Daddy went inside jumping into the pile - just because. Then starting all over again.

That led me to remembering how innocent I really was. How I just knew I could do ANYTHING. How positive I was that there was good in everyone. How beautiful the world was.

I often joke about how I'm never going to grow up. And I won't. I know that. I refuse to stop believing in the good of people. I still catch my breath as I see a sunset or the moon in the dark evening sky. And I'll never stop going barefoot.

But everyonce in a while - I miss those days when I didn't have to tell myself it was alright. I just knew that it was.

Posted by Tammi at January 23, 2006 06:42 AM

My dad tells me that I used to be able to hide my small fire truck in the closet. But there was nothing in the closet to hide it with. He said I could just make it 'disappear'.

He said one day, someone told me that I couldn't do that - it was impossible. I never did it again.

Yeah, when you are a kid, you really can do ANYTHING. You just have to believe you can.

Posted by: _Jon at January 23, 2006 03:26 PM

If your little weather girl on the side is correct, I can see why you didn't do anything yesterday. Damn, that's cold. We haven't had much of a winter down here, so I still have outside chores on weekends.

Good post.

Posted by: Dash at January 23, 2006 05:55 PM

I agree with Dash, but your take on it was better then mine. I'm just tired of grey daze, and want to get out from behind the computer. The only downside I see to walkin' 'round barefooted all the time, is when you stub your damned toe... That freakin' hurts now.

Posted by: RedNeck at January 23, 2006 08:36 PM