Thursday, 18 July 2013

Never Never Land…

"So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land."
- J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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Last night we went to see a performance of Peter Pan, our grandson was in the starring role of Peter Pan (even though he had auditioned for Tinker Bell and was very disappointed at not getting it – don’t ask !).

I was transported by the tale and the very clever way it was scripted by the staff and performed by the pupils.  Such talent and stars of the future…

We have some life changing events happening in the near future, and unfortunately I can’t share them with you until the ink is dry, but needless to say, this means I can now focus on what I want out of MY future, rather than having to do what I am told to do, or just sort of cope. 

Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination. ~Robert Fulghum

Waking up this morning, you know that time between sleep and getting up, I reflected a lot on a couple of the lines from last night…

One of them was

“leave behind your adult ways”

the other

“sleep tidies the mind”

Over the past few months there have been some decisions which had been incredibly difficult to make, along with others that I had only made to please others.

Many of the underlying reasons behind making these decisions have been because I have a responsibility as an adult. If I leave behind my adult ways – the possibilities suddenly become endless. 

If I allow sleep to tidy my mind, or “defrag” it (as I would a computer), so thoughts are orderly and coherent, in contiguous configurations, suddenly an awful lot of difficult and complex conundrums become clear…

which they have today…

I am going to buy a box of crayons…

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