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“Aslan,” said Lucy, “you’re bigger.”
“That is because you are older, Little One,” said he.
“Not because you are?”
“I am not, but every year you grow, you will find me bigger.”
I walked quietly into Reese’s nursery to take a few snapshots of her space and the above quote (From Lay Baby Lay) from C.S. Lewis’s novel, Prince Caspian, was the first piece that captured my attention. It was beautifully scripted and cheerfully pink in this new little girl’s room, yes, but I couldn’t help but pause and ponder.
Because it’s true, isn’t it, that with each year we age we gain in wisdom but we also realize how much bigger the world is, and how much we have yet to learn.
And as a newborn, the whole world is new. Reese, you have yet to learn that clouds are formed from risen water.
That giraffes have black tongues.
That puppy breath is oddly one of the sweetest smells.
That your toes are used to help you balance while you walk.
Your eyes have yet to see the broad spectrum of the rainbow.
Your hands of yet to feel the grit and dampness of dirt.
Your tongue has yet to taste the bitterness of a lemon, your nose has yet to smell the sweetness of star jasmine in Spring.
But, sweet girl, you do know the sound of your mother’s voice.
The touch of her hands.
The smell of her hair.
You know the sound of your brother’s feet stomping on the carpet…
…and your dad’s laugh.
You most assuredly know that you are deeply loved. And that is perhaps the most important thing you will ever know – the rest will come with time, with years, with experiences.
May you ever be full of wonder and awe, because the world is truly so much bigger than we can fully grasp.
Puffy clouds and wonder,