Yesterday I opened a notebook and drew a cookie. “Here’s a cookie, Max,” I said. “Would you like a bite?”
He took a pretend bite out of the notebook. Over the next hour, he ate a whale, a fish in a Navy outfit, some celery, a shoe, a hat, an elephant throwing a lightning bolt, a strawberry, a kettlebell, a wedge of cheese, and many other delicacies.
It was hilarious. I don’t know if I’ve ever been so thoroughly entertained.
I watched him process it all. I watched how much he enjoyed playing and using his imagination. I could literally see his mind expanding, although he wasn’t sure what to make of the fish in the sailor suit.
I want to enjoy everything like he does. If our highs were the same quality as the highs of childhood, we wouldn’t ever need to chase the next thing.
I think it’s possible, but only when I’m not consumed by the past or worried about tomorrow.
Here’s to today. Here’s to curiosity and imagination.
Here’s to better.
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