Children are amazing and brilliant.
Jen’s mom was in a store and a little boy was standing by himself with no adult around, appearing lost. So she asked him what his name was.
“Spider-Man,” he told her matter-of-factly.
“Yes,” she said “but what is your other name?”
“Spider-Man,” he tells her again resolutely, apparently not needing any help.
Our young ones of the human family have a sense of wonder and joy that is such a joy to behold just observing it. In their early years they look upon the world for the first time, taking it all in. And what a wonderful thing that is. To see the world in such a way.
You cannot tell a kid to not splash and play in the water as they will not listen.
In Edmonton there has been a media story recently about a young girl (“SpiderMable”) who is dealing with cancer. Her name is Mabel Tooke and thanks to the Children’s Wish Foundation and her simple wish to meet Spider-man, she has been on a playful manhunt to capture (fake) bad-guys and has been a source of joy and smiles for millions. It has likely been a very healthy distraction from her medical treatments and a boost in her process of feeling and getting better.
Somewhere inside all of us there is a child that wants to come out and smile and play and laugh and connect with the world.