It’s the things you can’t see that mean the most or are the most important- from this I take, it’s the things you feel that mean the most.
Driving down the highway on my way to school I feel this build up and eruption of excitement and joy, simply because I’m driving, alone, in a car, on the highway, on my way to college! What?! How can anyone ever be bored? I’m sitting at home, watching something uninteresting to me on the television, in walks this man, he bends down and kisses my forehead and I say “have a good night at work, I love you” as he replies with “I love you too babe!” What? I have this handsome man, living with me, loving me, how could I ever complain? I’m laughing with my sister, I love spending time with her. Where is this place were in? She owns a home now, such a grown up! We’re laughing about something silly in our past, I hear a baby cry and then another! She returns holding two beautiful baby girls. My sister just had twins! What?! How could I ever feel ungrateful, how could I ever feel lonely? Sometimes I find myself getting excited because I can stay up as late as I want, or that every night is like a sleepover with my best friend.
If you look at your life as though you were just seven years old, you would be amazed at how much the stress doesn’t matter. You would feel overwhelmed with how much love and how many wondrous things surround you. Through the eyes of a seven year old, everything is curious, everything is new, everything is exciting, and everything has yet to become routine, normal, usual, boring. Through the eyes of a seven year old there is still magic in the air. Who’s to say we can’t all see like children see?
Megan Marsac | College for Creative Studies
In January of 2013, Tuning the Student Mind asked students to write about an experience as though it were through the eyes of a seven year old. Click here to see all of the guest blog posts in the Through the Eyes of Your Child Self category. Please feel free to submit your own to, firstname.lastname@example.org!