Sometimes stopping to observe something for a little while can make our experience of the ordinary – extraordinary. Our visit to the mall today was one such chance.
This mall has a water fountain with sculpture of children playing with the water.This reminds me of the time me and my sisters would go to create a splash in a stream near my grandma’s house in Kerala on warm summer evenings. For a while there we did not need expensive fancy toys or a large yard. The water became our playground and our toy.
Later in another part of the same mall, I noticed some children observing another water fountain with great enthusiasm and excitement.Talk about a case of art imitating life.
Children being children were happy observers. Every 90 seconds a tall spray of water would shoot up and the children would clap or shriek with joy.
A simple object can become a toy and a simple fountain in a mall that thousands pass by can become a source of fun for children.
As the Good Shepherd said about children, ” the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children” …..
Note to self: Although there is a lot that our children need to learn, we can learn a lesson in innocence from them. 🙂