Saturday, 14 September 2013: One Hundred and Sixty Six Days Old.
Quote: “You old people know nothing. You old people don’t see. Finn knows everything about the world and I can feel myself forgetting.”
Those are the words of a three year old girl, spoken to her mum about her newborn baby brother.
When I heard that today it sent shivers up my spine and sent my skin into waves of goosebumps.
To me, it made perfect sense.
I have no doubt that as children we’re born with something special – something extra – that we seem to lose touch with over time.
So what causes us to lose that innate insight and wisdom that we’re born with, only to find it again (if we’re lucky) in time for our final dying days?
Is there a way for me nurture Ayla’s “something extra” so that she’ll always have her true authenticity?
Or, is Ayla here to teach me? To help me learn that it’s never to late to remember myself, to value the now, to be present and give thanks.