The Child’s Tree

 

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

 

Have you ever stopped to ponder the way small children wonder
as their timid little faces coyly study you?
To them the world is so big, and adults are like trees
that they look up to see
whether or not their branches are safe and if their shade is welcoming.

 

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Photo by Karl Fredrickson on Unsplash.

 
In their innocence they question everything because they really just don’t know;
their curiosity is sincere as their little fingers touch everything to learn and grow.
For them everything is new and exciting and the obvious for us to them is so inviting.
The way they show affection is without recollection,
and the way they love is with so much attention.
That it’s interesting to me
how their anger quickly dissolves as the next moment they’re filled with the simple joys of life.
Then I ask myself, have you ever stopped to ponder the way small children wonder as they look up at you? They quickly learn how to sway in the wind the same way their giant trees do.

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