I learn so much from R
One of these things is his focus and enjoyment on what he is interested in
There is much to be said about social referencing ( indeed its a big one we are teaching now )
But a part of me loves his focus on his interests
( Indeed its a big one I am teaching myself.. how to enjoy life and things and experiences without people-pleasing and impressing being my primary purpose.
For often this acute focus on the way I come across to people, is my primary source of unhappiness.
Even when its not a source of unhappiness - its certainly is a skewed and narrow filter through which to look at, to enjoy and live life )
Here he is – sitting outside the Blue Willow Inn - engrossed in the book ( the scintillating tale of Barney's 12 days of Christmas ) that he must finish now- regardless of what is around him .
While I want him to pose for a cute mommy-and-me picture. I so want to ask him again to come to me and look at the camera
But then, I suddenly realize that the memory I want to keep of this moment is not the pose for the camera
But of the things that people like R and people like me can learn from one another
A way to enjoy life through people
And a way to enjoy life with your own interests
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