Having our son has made me think of a lot of things differently. Sometimes I watch him look around, amused by everything he sees. Then you realize everything he is looking at is fresh and new. There are no memories, people or words attached to them. I tried it once out of curiosity. I tried to empty my mind of words and speech. I thought purely in images, sounds, textures, tastes and smells. Everything, even the most drab surroundings seemed more vivid. I felt I could notice details more too. Maybe it is because when we are so wrapped up with thinking about how to express ideas in words we miss out on the world around us. By eliminating the thought of language from ones mind, you return to the root of thought. You return to what it is to be a child all over again.
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