Playing at being a kid

by on Nov.14, 2009, under General

You know, some childish activities are best done as an adult.

Gaze upon with wonder

As a child, I got to play Poohsticks in the Ashdown Forest; the actual bridge mentioned in the book, the bridge where A. A. Milne and Christopher Robin first played. Only looking back can I truly appreciate how special that was. Other activities, like going to museums and galleries can only really be appreciated once you understand what it is you’re looking at, and in that wide-eyed vein, the missus, Dava and I took a field trip to an aquarium.

One fish, two fish, red fish ...

I treated it as a day out with my camera, but it was really a day out doing what I did as a kid as an adult. I don’t have kids of my own, so it’s a very selfish thing to do, but in a positive way. As long as you can turn off your adult sensibilities and see the world with as much beauty as it actually has, it’s an uplifting experience.

While the aquarium we went to, The Loch Lomond Sealife, wasn’t as good as the immense one I went to in Lisbon a few years ago, it was still a pleasure to just take in the wonder that is life. I will contrast it to another day out we took in a later post, but in the meantime, here’s more fish.

Salmon days?

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