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"That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be twelve years old."

Remember when we were children, tiny little creatures with the world at our fingertips? Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” The world is still there. We just need to reach for it.


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    Oct 4 2012: I agree Steven, that people often "grow up" and forget. As children, we are open, honest, trusting, curious, joyful and on an adventure exploring this earth life. Then we are told to "grow up"....be serious!!! We leave behind many of those beautiful child-like characteristics in favor of growing up and being serious!

    At a certain stage of our lives (mid life?) we realize that we have left behind very important parts of our "self". So we go on a quest to "find ourselves", and look outside ourselves for something that will restore the joy, happiness, contentment and passion. It is there/here inside each and every one of us, waiting to be recognized.

    My mother was a very joyful person, with a GREAT sense of humor always...regardless of some very challenging circumstances, and I learned from her to recognize, use and appreciate joy and humor. She was very "grown up", practical, resourceful, intelligent, insightful, patient with 8 kids, AND very joyful and playful. In her 80s, she continued her morning ritual of a cup of coffee with the news paper. She would look first at the obituaries, and remark with a smile.....I'm not in there this morning, so I guess it's going to be a good day for me:>)

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