The other day I was on the subway and as always I was doing my routine people watching activity.
I noticed a little girl crying and screaming, clearly having a fit against her mom.
In my mind I was just shaking my head and pitying what parents have to deal with on a daily basis.
Then something interesting happened.
The little girl started to move around her seat and climbing over her mom, balancing on the bars and just simply having fun. She was laughing so loudly and her mom laughed with her.
I thought to myself, “Wow the moods changed so quickly, in a snap, just like that.”
I must admit that I was a little jealous that that lady could witness such a beautiful smile everyday. I was also in utter admiration for the child’s curiosity and lack of care for what just happened.
Like Dory (yes I had to make that reference), she started anew and was fine with that.
Sometimes, when I see a railing or a row of chairs, I get this urge to climb them or prance around them. Although I usually hold back, thinking that it’s such a childish thing to do, other times I say, “fuck it,” and do it anyways.
I felt this sense of freedom and extreme excitement, like I’ve returned to where I was supposed to go. I was happy. I was smiling. And I loved every single moment of it!
I think in today’s day and age, we’ve become like robots, confined in our list of what we should do and should not do (mostly based on others’ opinions of us).
But obviously this is boring. And not what we really want to do.
I’m not saying to go weird full on all the time (unless, of course, that’s your thing). What I’m encouraging, however, is to get outside your comfort now and then, and be that child that’s inside of you.
Be an explorer again and rediscover grounds within you that you never thought existed 🙂