Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Jack and the Beanstalk Indefinitely

“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 Chesterton, Orthodoxy

I stole this from a blog that I love.  It was posted about two years ago, and I had to read through the better half of a year just to find it again, but it stuck with me and the blog is fun, so it was an evening well spent.  We are certainly in the "Again!" phase.  I suppose it is a long phase and I don't wish it away, but I like to think of this quote for stamina when I am Fee-Fi-Foe-ing for the 97th time as that sneaky Jack steals whatever item I can find in proximity.  Funny how I would cry my eyes out if I knew, when the time comes, it was the last time he would choose that particular role play.  It is fun to think that one day we will delight in monotony again, and even when the beanstalk is neglected, it won't ever be chopped down. 

Silas on his beanstalk.

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