Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cleaning out...

I've been cleaning house - both "for real" and metaphorically. Clearing out clutter, organizing what is left, letting go of what's no longer needed and making way for whatever is coming up.

And while I am getting rid of much stuff that has accumulated, I am finding some real treasures. Like this picture of young me in a tree. I was such a tomboy, climbing trees, digging in the dirt and collecting bugs of all kind.
I had such a spirit of wonder and adventure. The older I get, the more cautiously I approach life. The more stuff I have, the less I want to let go and explore new things.

It's only natural, but still I want to recapture some of that energy I had when I was young (so much energy in fact, that I hardly needed any sleep to the great exhaustion of my poor parents...).

Every day was so full of fun things to be discovered, new games to play, new stories to imagine, new friends to be made, and new trees to climb.

I have decided that today I am going look at my world with those young and eager eyes again and try to find the magic that is surely there...

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson



  1. Oh, to have now even a tiny fraction of the energy we had as kids! Wouldn't that be great?

  2. Liebe Silke,

    jetzt sind alle Kommentare gelöscht worden.
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    Ich habe dir schon gemailt.

    Sonnige Grüße

  3. Das ist ein guter Ansatz liebe Silke. Manchmal sind die Dinge einfach eingefahren.
    LG Sabine

  4. Apart from the face and the hair - mine was always so short that most people took me for a boy - that could have been me in the picture. I was, like you, a tomboy, but I had two passions that made me sit still for hours: reading and classical music.