I live with a magical creature, an ever-changing creative whirlwind, a fearlessly authentic being.
Sometimes I get so wrapped up in my own problems and to-do lists that I lose sight of the endless source of inspiration right in front of me.
Because, really? You want to see fearless creativity?
Play with a toddler.
When a toddler draws, he’s not afraid of being less-than-realistic in his depiction.
When a toddler dances, he’s not worried about how he looks.
A toddler finds play and creativity in the messiest situations.
If you let him, a toddler will cover his whole world with art (and hopefully clean it up again when you ask him to :P).
To a toddler, a piece of string can be a pair of wings.
And a box can be a car.
And nothing is impossible. Because you’re Superman.
I spend every day with him, and sometimes I forget.
This is a reminder.
Happy birthday, little man. I wish I could be more like you. Except for that whole “diaper” thing…I’ll pass on that.