The Innocence of Discovery…

There is something beautiful in witnessing the Innocence of discovery!

(Sullivan – July 2008)

This little snuggle bunny has captivated this grandma’s heart in a way that is so pure and intense.

Surrounded by toys, sitting in the middle of the living room floor, playing happily when he stops…  Something has caught his eye.

The stitching on his overalls!

Toys forgotten for a moment as his little fingers reach inward to see what it is his eyes have spotted. The pure innocence of discovery!

I don’t know if I can explain the depth of emotion this simple picture pulls from my heart – but the first time I seen this picture on my computer screen as I watched my photo program pull in the images – and the many times I have viewed it since – my breath catches and tears form in my eyes.

Having watched my own children grow from this stage of innocent discovery to the young adults they are today, I know how fast this stage will fly by. The stage of innocence – the stage of innocent discovery.

When do we loose that?

As days, weeks, months and years move by, as in a blur. Somewhere – somehow we have forgotten to open our eyes, our hearts, our arms to discovery.

I don’t know what life has to offer my grandchildren – I can only pray that life will treat them kindly. Will give them peaceful moments where nothing matters but the moment.. the moment of innocent discovery.

I hope that somehow, one day, as they move quickly through their days – as the breeze of a summer day catches a lock of hair, to blow it softly over their eyes – they will turn and know that I am there, reminding them of these days – These days that are filled with the innocence of discovery!

Published in: on July 22, 2008 at 8:13 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. Beautiful picture to go with beautiful thoughts. 🙂

    I believe (and I could be wrong) that being able to see with the eyes of a child, that innocent discovery in which everything is new, is called enlightenment in adults. 😉

  2. A gift of Grandparent hood has been bestowed upon you! this is where you get to see what was missed as an over tired mom, a mom who is worried about getting things done, kids fed, kids napped…etc. now as a grama you are able to leave these duties to mom and you get to spot the little things. This is your reward for being a mom. I love the Mohawk!!

  3. Well said teri!.. how lucky that you have captured it on film.. such an intimate moment. One that I am sure you will revisit often. Where does the time go? So many memories of my own children come rushing back when I look at this pic. Sharlyn is truely blessed..

  4. What a special discovery for Sullivan and a fantastic moment for you. Your life is now full of these fantastic moments! Aren’t you the lucky one?!

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