Friday, October 10, 2014

The Imagination of a Child

A child's imagination is magical.

Children are so fresh from heaven and filled with curiosity, innocence, and love.

Recently, I was lucky enough to visit a park with a two-year-old.

There was an old tree there that was quite picturesque.

It looked  like the ol' fellow had been around a long, long time.

He had a thick, twisted trunk with knots and battle scars and hundreds of branches that reached up to the sky.

  The little one wanted me to hold her up so she could touch a branch.

Then she wanted to be a woodpecker and tap  the bark of the old tree.

The thought of pretending to be a woodpecker had never crossed my mind in all my decades of life.

It  was amazing to see the little one imitate  the bird she had, no doubt, seen in action on some video or television show.

The old tree cooperated and probably had a good laugh himself when he saw the cutest little "human woodpecker" ever!



diane.stetson said...

I just love the story called "The Giving Tree" a favorite of mine to read to children. I would love to see this old tree..and the two year old's imagination is wonderful!

Linda O'Connell said...

Susan, this is a children's book waiting to be written. Love how you refer to the old tree.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: young children are very creative. I like very old trees, centenary, with a very broad and strong trunk. This remind me that are eternal. Keep in touch

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

We have some beautiful old trees here. I love imagining what they have seen. There is nothing like looking at the world through the eyes of a child. xo Laura

Dee said...

We all should slow down a little and take time to look at the word through a childs eyes....each of use to... we just forgot how. I remember being able to pretend and play and then one day I found the magic had went away and i was sad. I have been fortunate to be able to still cling to my imagination to see things differently. I almost feel a tree has feeling the more I look at them. Each is unique and a symbol of strength and endurance.I bet your heart got all warm a squishy when you saw the little one want imitate a wood pecker ♥

Chatty Crone said...

That sounded like a wonderful time with your granddaughter and imaginations are a sign of intelligence.

I think trees show me strength - the big ones that just keep on silently growing and you just know that they have seen so much history. We have a few here so big I know they probably saw some of the Civil War itself in the Kennesaw Mountains.

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