Let’s Pause Here

Dhyan_pandaI would describe myself as someone who embraces change, even when it sometimes isn’t easy. To me, change is the one true constant in the universe. My son is 20 months old and there are times, where I would swear that I could live at this time forever, because he is so sweet, and so pure. I think in an instant it makes us remember a time when things were simple, and completely joyful in their simplicity. So when I look at my son, I know that is what he is thinking and feeling right now.  Sticking a straw out of my mouth is amazing, that picture of an elephant is amazing, this rice is amazing.  Life is amazing. They don’t even know enough to appreciate it and the best part is that you get to appreciate it for them. And that is a beautiful feeling. The idea that such innocence and purity could last forever is a fantasy, but an extremely good one to hold on to. Because if you can just add just a little bit of that into the world, happiness can only grow.

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11 thoughts on “Let’s Pause Here

  1. In desperate need a LOVE button.

    20 months. He still has 16 months or so until arborisation begins to settle down and he can begin to store and retrieve actual memories. The cascade of new things will continue, and should be marvelled at. Rather than trying to paraphrase it, here’s what i wrote about this a long time ago:

    The Swiss developmental psychologists, Jean Piaget, noted that until an early developmental stage a child watching a toy train disappear into a tunnel will witness the event and perceive the train to have simply vanished. In the infantile mind, a mind that experiences the world as parcels of constant novelty, what emerges magically from the other side is an entirely new train. Piaget observed that it was only after a sufficient number of the right connections had been made in the infantile frontal cortex, connections that allowed a sequential ordering of events, did a child instinctively glance forward after seeing a train enter a tunnel and wait for it – the same train – to emergence from the other end. He called this ability to predict “conservation,” and it appears in us all bit by little bit. Month after month the dendrites branch out in a massive public works program until finally stabilising at about the 36th month, and with that begins the age of memory: the age of self.

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    1. Thank you John for the kind words and sharing information about the brain development at this age. Not only have I learned, but I agree that if you can teach something about the brain to Victoria this comment is a winner! 🙂

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  2. I felt the same way with my two kids Swarn. Fatherhood was one of the most difficult yet most fulfilling career-path I could’ve ever taken! 😉 Well, I guess it’s actually one position you are forever promised. Talk about job security, huh!? 😉

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