The miraculous moment of a child’s discovery is caught perfectly in this little video.
I’m a father. As such, this perfect little video resonates deeply with me every time I watch it. A child dashes in and out of the rain, returning to us to share her discovery of it. It’s that magical moment of a child’s shared discovery every parent recognizes.
Any of us who raise kids have seen this moment many many times. The world irises down. The miracle of sight, sound and touch is made clear to us all over again. It’s the moment when we discover the simplest of perceptions anew through the eyes of our kids. And it can be a delicious shock unlike any other.
What also makes this video magical are the voices and people behind the camera. They are family. We know this intuitively by watching this child. They are the people that she trusts. They are the people she returns to with her amazement, looping back and back again to say, “See this? See this?“.
It reminds me of the trust my own sweet son places in me. And I am reminded to stay open to it. To not get caught up in the schedule and the homework and the dishes. Because if we’re not careful, we can kill that urge to share.
No matter how old he gets. No matter where he goes, I’ll be right there with him when he brings something amazing back to me. Because that’s what children do. They bring us discovery and passion and joy. They bring us tomorrow.
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