The child that lives within us

“A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who doesn’t play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.”

—Pablo Neruda

Play. It’s a child’s lifeline. It’s their sandbox of creativity, their playground of possibilities. Take it away, and childhood becomes a hollow echo. A child not playing? It’s a song unsung, a story untold.

Now, consider an adult. Buried under responsibilities, the playful spark gets extinguished. The child within, forgotten. But, isn’t that spark the essence of vitality? The person who refuses to play, they are walking through life. Yet, they are missing the dance. They’ve lost the child within. And they’ll miss it. Terribly.

So, reignite the spark. Rediscover play. It’s more than just child’s play. It’s a lifeline—for the child and adult alike.