Sunday, February 5, 2012

what i'm reading

it's true that i like to understand things.  and by "things" i mean "why".  why we do the things we do.  why we think the things we think.  why we deny or ignore things that are important to us.   every time i read this book, it reminds me what it is like to be a child.  and it reminds me how to talk to them and how to treat them, so that they're "why's" will be positive.  and it is my job to govern this tiny country and teach them what they are feeling.  so, i have to know what i am feeling.  "many people have been educated out of knowing what their feelings are.  when they felt hate, they were told it was only dislike.  when they were afraid, they were told there was nothing to be afraid of.  when they felt pain, they were advised to be brave and smile.  many of us have been taught to pretend to be happy when we're is more important for a child to
 know what he feels than why he feels it."
  ahhh.  reading that is like a breath of fresh air.  "of course!" i think, as i read this book.  of course.  i'm going to keep reading this even when my children are grown.  because it's not just between parent and child.  it's between friends, and siblings and spouses and neighbors.   it's between all of us.  mmhmmm.