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For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.

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I heard this quote the other day and I can’t stop thinking about it as my two 1-year-olds do laps with their walkers for as long as we can bear it:

“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead. For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”

G.K. ChestertonOrthodoxy

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Written by furthermusings

November 19, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Posted in Laughter, Reflections

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  1. That’s an original thought. I hadn’t looked at things in that way before.

    I expect there will be a lot of laps before the winter is over. Good thing they will have something to do inside to keep them busy. What is the plan on barricading the stairs?

    Steve

    November 20, 2014 at 9:41 am

  2. SO adorable!!! I love their giggles.

  3. Love it! I just watched the video with my daughter in my lap and she started squealing back to him 🙂

    Anna Shaw

    November 21, 2014 at 7:08 pm


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