My daily aphorisms. Reflections on life, death, beauty, change, love, happiness, etc., written in a poetic and whimsical style.
This might well be right. I'm not sure. I haven't achieved maturity yet! :)
I love that. That is perfect. So true....
I instantly thought of Picasso; the older he got the more pure and child-like his art evolved into.
I am just wondering what age or stage that will be ..
But, Marty, a whole lot of convicted sinners dramatize their innocence on end, are they matured that way? Hahaha, just kidding!
I like it!Not sure that i'm there yet, but I like it!
This aphorism reminds me of Wayne Liquorman's pointer to What IS, "Total Acceptance." However, the "innocence" would also be "total", 'though not everyone would necessarily realize it.
I think, for me, it was when my father carried me to the circus and there...there was my hero, "Lash" Larue, sitting on his horse right in front of us at the circus entrance. I could have reached out and touched his boot. But, alas, he was not wearing boots! He was wearing black basketball shoes with white tips and (horrors) white shoelaces. My innocence dissolved into a dust bunny and blew away and I have never been able to watch a "western" again. This is how iconoclasts are made. My best
I'm 28 and have a mental age of 12 or something so I got a long way to go to see if this is true Marty, lol, great as always my friend.
Hmmmm...I think it is easy to believe that innocence is lost forever after a certain point. Usually that point we’ve come to believe is “maturity”. I do not know if a return to innocence is every really tangible once you’ve had your eyes opened, but it sure is a nice concept to strive for. After all, most reminisce on childhood memories with innocence and wonder, wishing they could go back to that time...
Since we are never really innocent, does it mean we are forever immature? We might have more fun that way.
Now that is a thought I will have to ponder. Never thought that it would return, innocence. Maybe it is just the circle closing.
Love this NP. Innocence, I believe can never be lost - it can be reclaimed when we reach a higher level of understanding, awareness and goodness. Hence, the maturity of the soul.
I don't think growing up could ever give such an unwelcome prize!Innocence is lost as soon as possible in this corrupt world to be replaced by knowledge then hopefully wisdom.
So true! When maturity is achieved it is because you recognized what you were all along and finally gained the confidence to shed what you were taught in society or felt pressured to be.
Ah, the enchantment of innocence reclaimed... and so much wisdom resides there.
I like this one. I'm mature enough to be able to act like a kid again when the spirit moves me.
That's an interesting take. There is something special in the innocence of someone who doesn't know better. Most artists spend their lives trying to recapture that purity.
You are very right about this NP, I agree with those people above too especially from Layla Morgan stated and what Rona said.Keep it up as lovely as always!
Maturity means gaining your lost innocence becoming a child again. Of course with a difference, because the ordinary child is bound to be corrupted, but when you reclaim your childhood you become incorruptible.Now you know what the society has done to you and you are alert and aware, and you will not allow it to happen again.Maturity is a rebirth, a spiritual birth. You are born anew, you are a child again. With fresh eyes you start looking at existence. With love in the heart you approach life. With silence and innocence you penetrate your own innermost core
Did you realise that the 11th was my birthday? Because that post just seemed so appropriate for the occasion. Love it!
I think part of the real joy of getting older, is rediscovering how much fun life is (or perhaps just discovering it for the first time). Just like Peter Pan--"I'll never grow up." Bor-ring! :)Melinda
Beautiful! And it kind of matches my thought about innocence. =))))
Is this anything like a "second childhood?" Or maybe it's just having fun with what you're doing and not worrying about what people think. Either way, I'm for it!
Wow- another "right between the eyes" shock of awakening when I read this aphorism! Thanks n.p.