Sometimes we think too much.
Is thinking always bad?
Thoughtfulness is praised
but sometimes we need just to perceive;
To lose ourselves in this world
In the sun and in the rain
In the joy and in the pain.
We must engage
in the game of living,
seem better than others,
like those children who stood on their heads,
or turned cartwheels.
I envied them,was awkward,clumsy,
Was already thinking too much
about the reasons for people’s behaviour
and looking for the patterns;
Was I a sinner?Where was Love?
Do we discover patterns or create them?
Some can live with chaos more easily.
Better not think about that.
Better to see the sun hitting the water
and the ripples where the geese swam;
We have to face life in the end
Take the knocks and come back.
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- In Defense of Balls, Cartwheels, and Tag (psychologytoday.com)
- Children Should Be Allowed to Get Bored (swiss-miss.com)
- Helping Students Become Better Thinkers (inquiryblog.wordpress.com)
- Creativity and play (mayadivers.wordpress.com)
- Play is not just for kids: The role of play in critical thinking (Week 1: Question 1) (shpage13.wordpress.com)
- How to stop thinking… An Experiment. (healthwellnessandsuccess.wordpress.com)
- 20 Fantastic Dollhouses Designed by Famous Architects (wired.com)
- In praise of raising children in the city (theguardian.com)
- Playtime; the intellectual basis of emotion (artofchad.wordpress.com)