“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
~ Pablo Picasso
There is a raw beauty that children bring to those around them. It’s innocent wonderment at the little things. A butterfly. A clear blue sky. A cardboard box. Whatever it is, a child’s artistry comes in their amazement at ordinary things. Things that as adults, we either take for granted or miss altogether.
Maturity and knowledge skew this purity, but as a parent, we should try to instill in our children, the ability to find beauty in the simplicity of life. Beauty in a smile, a small gesture, or a kind word. I hope I’ve done that with my own children. And hopefully, my children will pass this on to their own offspring in the future.