How do you say goodbye to a place? Sometime you take a picture — my 16 member family took one on the beach all wearing our Theo’s t-shirts. I’ll post it when I get it. A some point I’ll go to the beach probably at sunset and sit, close the eyes and try to make a memory of the sounds and smell of the ocean. But its only a wonderful place, what made my week was the presence of family especially the philosophers. Its good to see the world through a child’s eyes from time to time.
I understand what Jesus meant when he said we must be more like children. A child overcomes quickly a natural fear of the crashing waves because in them is pure delight and fun. They eat because they are hungry, they nap when they are tired, and they don’t understand why their grandfather doesn’t run to the beach, but are delighted when I arrive. Life is full of new adventures and new experiences.
One this last day of beach week, pause and meditate on what ways you and I can be more like children. It’s not quite time yet to put away all childish things.