Have you read “My Heart Leaps Up When I Behold” by William Wordsworth? It’s one of my favorite poems:
My heart leaps up when I behold,
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is Father of the Man;
I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.
The idea of embracing one’s inner child is one I appreciate. As adults, it’s tempting to feel as if one must stifle expressions of joy, excitement, or wonder. My favorite literary character, Holden Caulfield, would say that’s just being a “phoney”, and I’d have to agree.
Lately, my muses have directed me toward rainbow designs. Working on these pieces have really lifted my spirits, and I’m excited to bring them with me to a special sale event tomorrow and to Saturday’s market.
What makes your heart “leap”?
Here’s to authentic expressions of happiness and delight!
– Free Range Al
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