Wednesday, April 16, 2014
At what age does the wonder disappear? The curiosity. The amazement. The moving through life and approaching all you encounter with question and exploration in mind. At what age does the making for sheer pleasure of making disappear? Creating something because you want to. Or because you feel it, dream it, imagine it, see it and won't be able to think of much else until it's complete. The making for making sake. Not everything has to have a purpose. Not everything must be practical. Or utilitarian.
When does that switch get flipped?
Quizzical looks come from others when I explain why my kids are not in softball/dance/basketball/piano/karate/underwater basket weaving/this camp and that camp. I'm doing my best to preserve just a little of that wonder. That curiosity. And the making for making sake.
The preservation of imagination.
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