Friday, February 22, 2008

an introduction

Recently my inner child was invited out to play. She was hesitant at first, because she has not been out much. I think she thought there was no one to play with. Or some her her past playmates had been pretty rough with her. Teased and stuff. Anyway, there are some things about her that have not changed at all, so here is a list of a few.

Being near the ocean makes her happy. Lakes and rivers are an acceptable substitute, but she likes the wind that blows in over the surf, and the roar of the waves, and how tiny the shoreline makes her feel.

Although her bright blue eyes changed their minds at age six and turned green, her love of cats remains the same.
She likes to curl up under the arm of someone she trusts to protect her from bad stuff, like wolves, or mean people.

She believes that if you are going to ignore the wisdom of whole grains and dine on Wonder Bread, it is more interesting to eat when first rolled into litttle balls of dough.

She thinks pigtails are the best. She is proud of her freckles. She loves spontaneous hugs, and her ability to make people laugh. She is proud of that, too.
She believes in things not everyone can see, like magic, and souls who know each other through lifetimes, and she also will keep a secret for you, if you need one kept. She knows some wonderful ones.

I hope she sticks around for awhile. I kind of forgot how easy it is to make her happy. She is good company, and does not ask for much more than love, forgiveness when she messes up, someone to laugh at her jokes and kiss her owies when she falls down and cries about it.

Oh, and cupcakes. With frosting. And sprinkles. The rainbow kind. Pretty sure she will share...


patricia said...

This is an FABULOUS post..So heart felt and wonderful...What a gift you have given yourself...Thank you for reminding us, that it really doesn't take much to make that child happy...just a little bit of love and compassion..
Blessings little one!!

holly said...

I loved having a glimpse at your inner child Nici! She's wonderful, so glad you found her again.

bumblebird said...

I love this post. What a sweet inner child you have. Now I just need to go and find mine again!
Thank you..

cookie said...

She is the perfect muse. I hear the song "me and my shadow" playing in my head. Keep her close. I'm sure she is doing great things for your art!

MamaBird said...


Hugs and CLAPS and so much praise and gratitude for this precious, beautiful and one-of-a-kind wildchild.

THIS is an extremely poignant post, Nici.


cookievf said...

Hi Nic,

These are precious words, precious pics and I love the freckles too!

Thanks so VERY much for sharing your heartfelt thoughts and I'm so glad she came out to play!

- Vicki xo

(maybe we can play together one day)

Pam said...

These are wonderful photo's and thoughts, how genuine and so so true. thank you for sharing. Pam:)