Experiencing a second childhood through the children
Kiryat Ata, Israel
September 23, 2012 2:40pm CST
There is a great and thrilling song written by Ehud Manor (in hebrew). The vocalist named Mati Caspi performs the song. He describes there many aspects of experiencing things through the eyes of the child. I wish there was an appropriate translation, but, I won't translate the song. I will just talk about it. He says that he lives a second childhood with his daughter : Through her eyes he sees and discovers a world once again. Through her hands he learns how to touch the sea waves (for a small boy it is probably a wonderful feeling). Through her lips , there is a new taste for the words. With her he can once again grow, up without a fear. The son is thrilled everyday, discovering new things, and the parent, being there with him, is being thrilled the same way. It's like they grow up together. Through her songs he learns how to listen to the creation. With her smiles, there is a new morning for every night. Through her stares he learns how to love without doubts. In her hugs, his body has vibrations all over... Believe me, this very good song made me cry like a river, reading the words and listening to the song. I can really get the meaning of having a child and experiencing his life. No wonder people can get mad when this divine thing is being taken away from them. Think about it : you got a small kid that starts learning words, see things for the first time, touch them for the first time, hugs and loves for real. When you start seeing things from the child eyes, I think it can be like living life all over again for the first time. Every cry you shake like the end of the world is coming soon... You can listen to this song here, but, you will need to know some Hebrew. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlNcPADjcmA&playnext=1&list=PLB67FD06A756AE477&feature=results_main What do you think about experiencing a second childhood as a parent through you child child ? Can you share your point of view ?
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
24 Sep 12
Awww :( Don't you remember how you felt when your son first gave you a hug and kiss and told you that he loved you ? How did you feel when your boy touched a cat for the first time ? Or maybe how he discovered how to count from 10 to 100 ? It was like a major discovery for the child and you probably felt something like that, didn't you ?
24 Sep 12
of course I do this is not what this man is talking about he is talking about experiencing life as a child like getting into his child's head and father experiencing the things for the very first time. That is very different from us as adults watching our children and feeling our experiences but as adults not children. It is wonderful to see snow for the first time and wonder what that is that is the child's experience, watching our child enjoy and wonder about snow that we have seen many times is the adult experience.