Earlier this week as I drove to work, I drove by the elementary school by boys all went to when they were younger. I could not help but smile when I saw this little girl with a little spring in her step and she sang to herself as she hurried down the sidewalk to the front doors. I mean, she was almost skipping. As I thought to myself how we sometimes wish we could go back to those days when we hadn’t thought about what happens 10 years from now – what college do I go to? What dress do I want for prom? Our biggest concerns at that age were whether or not our friend was going to remember to save us a spot at the lunch table or if we could lead the class out to recess. When I shared this quick sight with someone, he pointed out how naive I was about thinking that we could always live that way. I think he missed my point and I did not get a chance to tell him that. My bad. The point I was merely trying to make is that this little girl still had her innocence and how sometimes, we, even as adults, need to put a little spring in out step. Regardless and even in spite of the responsibilities that befall on us. We can skip and sing to ourselves and we need to take a moment…no a long time…just a moment and go back in time. That was my point.
Michelle Homme 2012 ©