Dryad of Nurture

Lesson

If you ever watch children run and play, you notice that their joy is completely uninhibited. Fear does not exist. Insecurity does not exist. They throw all of their emotional being into a single experience of elation as the world disappears around them. Do you remember what that's like? It's a rush. Every cell of your body feels it. In adulthood, however, it somehow gets suppressed. People look at you funny if you act giddy or childlike, as if we're not supposed to feel that way anymore. I think we need a lesson. I think we need to remove the layer of protective varnish ~ or steel ~ from our hearts and learn how to let loose again, to dance and sing and welcome in moments of joy while we're still here on this beautiful planet, instead of pushing it all aside because we're too busy adulting. What do you do to play?

"The Menagerie" series depicts one-on-one interactions with animals.

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