August 24, 2007
There is something soothing about rediscovering childhood’s simple joys. When was the last time you played with Play-Doh? Open a canister and its distinctive smell immediately transports you to a simpler time. Crayons and clay. Glue and glitter! The fun of working with your hands and creating something – try some fingerpaints once again. It’s hard to remember worries when you are Creator of your own universe. It isn’t the same as “adult” artistic endeavors – painting a portrait or making a quilt – in the case of childhood pleasures, it is the complete absorption into the process and attendant freedom that counts.