Sarah is never quiet.
Her mind whirls from exciting question to exciting question, from new fact to new fact, from a joke that makes her laugh to a song that makes her sing. She leaps from thought to thought with wild abandon, sometimes starting sentences in the middle, assuming that all of us have gone with her on the creative journey through her mind.
Her day consists of endless “What if . . . ” questions?
- What if a dog could hang upside down?
- What if I couldn’t go to school for a month?
- What if I put my stool on top of three pillows, could I stand on it?
Or sometimes the endless “Why . . . ” questions?
- Why do dogs have to be color-blind?
- Why did they use a metal container for those flowers? Is it really a watering can?
- Why do I have to go to bed when I’m not even tired?
Every minute of Sarah’s day contains a new adventure or story, with Sarah as the star. Everyone around her becomes a part of the story, from her parents, to her dogs, to her imaginary friends.
I want to be just like her.
Think about it, my brain moves just as quickly, filled with the clutter and detritus of the complexities of life. I jump from one question to another, and one concern to another, in reckless abandon. I even talk to my dogs and sometimes people who are not there. But, the difference is that, with Sarah the momentum of her life is filled with joy and imagination. With me, the speed of my brain is filled with worry and concern, which doesn’t lead to a lot of imagination.
So I have a wish for you, my fellow bloggers, and myself for today. Today I would like you to THINK LIKE AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD and see where that takes you.
I look forward to the adventure!