Many people think I am the teacher; but honestly, when you are the teacher of five and six year olds, you become the student because they really understand what’s truly important in life. Remember the joy my friends….watch through their eyes.
Taste of Joy
Lessons from a Five Year Old
All that is significant in life is
The here and now,
What I am doing this very moment
Is the most important thing
And it has all my attention.
If I am painting,
There is no worry for where the paint splatters.
The joy comes from the act of getting it on the canvas,
Spattering, spilling, splashing,
Sloshing and galoshing,
As long as the colors are swished and mixed on the page.
If the music moves me,
Get up and move!
Drum beats on a desk
Scarves in a box
A rhythm from the world outside
Are all grounds to stop whatever I’m doing
And honor the composition.
A friend can pop up anywhere, anytime,
And there is no care
Names are not noted.
Wherever our imaginations takes us
Is the name of our game.
Life is simple.
Life is joyous.
Time stands still and waits for me.