Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's a Nice World

In my son's eyes, there are simply two ways of being: Nice and Not Nice. Nice includes just about the entire world on most days; Zane trusts that the world is a Nice place. A world where people are Nice to each other, not just because Christmas is coming, but because Nice is the proper way to exist, no matter who you are or what your situation might be. Most small children have that trust, that the world is Nice and that everyone is their friend. I truly love that idea. It is a beautiful image, this picture of the world as a Nice place. I am okay with Zane tripping along life's path with that little idealistic balloon for a bit longer. Idealists give me hope, even if I know that most don't survive very long with their idealism intact.

1 comment:

  1. I like it, is is simple and I tend to do the same myself until someone upsets the applecart. It takes a lot of stress out of things :) And if people aren't nice I stay away from them so my world continues to be nice. Well, that is my 'grown up' version of Zanes thing :) Jen


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