C R E A T I V E - S P A R K
THE EYES OF A CHILD [no. 3]
When you were a kid, what were your favorite cartoons? What was your favorite toy? What was your favorite afternoon snack? What was your favorite movie?
I love the author, Barbara Sher, and there's an exercise in one of her books that asks you to go back and answer these and other questions. They shine a light on and tap into a core direction that your soul, your life, your 'self' longs for. Or gravitates to. Or is skilled at. Listen to that. Tap back into that. Mine were: coloring, teaching, imagination, and performing.
For a more light-hearted and fun spin on those questions...
I've also read that when you fix that favorite snack of yours, or watch that favorite movie, there's a mental 'time travel' that happens. You can feel swept off to a carefree time of being a kid. If even just for the duration of the Sound of Music, a Bugs Bunny cartoon, peanut butter crackers and chocolate milk, or The Fox and the Hound. In fact, my dog's name, Copper, comes that movie.
And he is one of my favorite things.
©2010 Wendy Hudgins