timestamp: july 13, 12 23:28
There are some things in this world that are truly amazing. One of these things are storms. Lightning and thunder. When we are young many are scared of the thunder. They have a fear of the power which they cannot fathom. When some people grow they lose that fear, or push it aside. I can’t help but think of the words “faith like a child” even in reference to storms.
I love storms. I know their power, and their beauty. I have a respect and fear of them. But not in the same way a child does. There is something about a way a child thinks I miss from myself. I wonder if losing it is just growing up, or if it is how our society teaches us to grow up. I feel some of my best learning experiences are when being around children.
Why do we lose these things we had inherently as a human child? We are taught out if them instead of taught about them. Healthy fears (respect), imagination, the ability to ask questions, trust… so much is lost in the way we are raised in today’s world. It is quite sad; we lose these things and then end up trying to relearn them because we realize later that we desperately need them.
It is curious.
Back to lightning and thunder. This storm that has been off and on all day has been the one highlight of my day. I didn’t get any sleep because of a reoccurring nightmare I have had for some time. I will post about the nightmare in the future, because that is a post by its self. I really miss storms and watching them, being in the middle of them and seeing the power.
I have switched my train of thought so much this evening I feel I need to wrap up and crash, seeing I didn’t really sleep last night.
Now, at 23:56 I post and log out. Thanks-