Passing the Playground

So yesterday I am walking down the sidewalk with a fairly new client. Did’t know the neighborhood so we just took off walking.

Unfortunately we stumbled onto a playground. I stood, frozen, listening to the shrieks and laughter of little boys and girls. And suddenly I was about 5 years old, maybe abit younger.

I was instantly very very confused. What were these kids doing, just running around making all kinds of noise? How could they be so full of nonsense? What were they laughing at? What is there in this world to laugh at?

You see, the littles never got to play. We never learned so much about Fun. Our world was dark and scary and quiet. You have to be very quiet or they will come. These kids, with all their noise. They were going to make uncle Norman come. Surely they must know how much danger they are in?

Transfixed. Terrified. In such familiar ground.

Then out of nowhere we heard this voice in our head. You are not a little anymore dear. Those days are long behind you now. The danger has passed now you are an adult. You are with a client do you see him there? That big black Lab? He needs your help and you can give it to him because you know how to do so. You are an adult your name is (x). Breathe.

Oh yeah. That’s right. Adult now. Breathe. Call the dog. Smell the lovely flower-scented air. Okay Ricky let’s practice Heel some more.

And on I went with my day. This whole thing took I’d say maybe a minute. By opening my soul to the lessons Universe has to offer I was reset.

And so we turned away from the dangerous happy children and learned about how to walk on a leash.

Universe is real. Gratitude is real. Power is real. What a lovely lesson.



  1. Karita said,

    April 22, 2010 at 4:17 am

    This is just beautiful to read. So powerful.

  2. Pandora said,

    April 22, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I’m so glad πŸ™‚ What a wonderful conclusion to a very difficult situation. xxx

    • April 22, 2010 at 5:04 pm

      Yes well. Ahem. Seems the littles are still very disturbed. But not everybody. Learning how to get out of it I guess πŸ˜‰

  3. Kelly said,

    April 22, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    What a good, self-affirming moment. Those are my favorites. You inspire me to keep pushing through. β™₯

  4. April 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you ;). There are days and days. The Process is the point

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