Day 32: The Raw Beauty of Innocence

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.

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