That Child

That Child

A child.



And the world


All around.

A child.



And the world



Until the child

Defined and inspired


That child.

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37 thoughts on “That Child

  1. A child is potential. You never know what you’re going to get!

  2. Curious, how did That Child define and inspire? There’s more to these introductory words. Is this a generalization, Colleen, or reference to a specific gift?

  3. Paul says:

    Inspirational Colleen. Brilliant. That could have been Socrates or Christ or Mohammed or Copernicus or Mendelssohn etc. Or it could be you Colleen or the kid next door. (Or Life of Brian – ha!)

    That said, your words are also metaphorically describing quantum mechanics – there are an infinite number of potential outcomes and when the child chooses one – which quite often is not related to anything else – it is actualized and becomes real.Until the choice is made all options are equally real.

    Amazing Colleen. Thank You.

    • Thank you Paul. How’s come I sound SO much smarter after reading your comments about what I wrote/drew?


      Your comment should be a post…… 🙂

      • Paul says:

        Your post is awesome Colleen – you chose a frame that is never used and it simplifies things so so much. It is a perfect of example of the belief that all things are simultaneously far more complex than we can imagine and far simpler than we can imagine.

  4. ksbeth says:

    there is always hope for everyone. if we just give them a chance.

  5. Heartafire says:

    Such a beautiful reminder that our children are the hope of the future and need to be nourished heart and soul. That we have the responsibility to tend these lovely gardens lest they lay fallow Its up to us ! Lovely and inspiring writing Colleen:) xx

  6. jmgoyder says:

    I love the mystery of this poetic post.

  7. I love how the child inspired and defined remarkable! Every child has that potential! 🙂

  8. April says:

    A child can become non-descript just by believing in themselves. Nice job on this one! Well, every post you write is a joy, but I like this one for the reminder about the inner child we all have to believe in.

  9. The wonder and mystery that unfolds with a growing child is something special to behold. You’re so lucky you have a large family to witness this over and over. ❤

  10. russtowne says:

    Thank you for the excellent message and reminder, Colleen.

  11. We never know do we?

  12. reocochran says:

    This was very nicely written so everyone could picture the “one” who is closest to them, becoming “That Child” through our own eyes. The open-endedness to this post makes it exciting and full of joyful beginnings and possibilities. ❤ Colleen.

    • Thank you Robin. I was hoping it would evoke emotions in everyone for a child they know, or a child they see in their classroom, or in their neighborhood. They all matter and should know that.

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