A plain runt

Normally I would not runt, vent out nor write about things that bother me. I want this place to be a place to think, reflect and inspire.

But today it will be a runt. A runt that hopefully will cause inspiration, thinking and reflection.

This morning I went to the park with my not so little one. He decided to go with his good old scooter to continue learning how to balance and master the art of the scooter.

As we were in the park and I was keeping an eye on my son, I could not help to notice a group o children – 2 or 3 – of around 10 years old cycling around the park.

All fine until this group of children decided to zoom down the road – dual carriage way just after a roundabout – and did not even look and cycled right in the middle of the road, completely careless turning on one corner going down a minor road. Add to this a driver who was with all the senses on the road and driving at low speed. No need to explain my heart was pounding and a quiet sight of relief came afterwards when the children disappeared “safely” down the road.

I thought it was going to be a one off incident until I saw the same group of children again cycling, coming off to the same dual carriage way without looking.

Without looking, without helmet, without care. “So what?” you may wonder. Well, for starters it is an accident waiting to happen. Simple. To carry on, many thanks to the careful drivers. To finish, if that was my not so little one, he would not hear the end of it.

Runt over….

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You must understand…


Henri Matisse; La danse (second version) , oil on canvas, 260 x 391 cm  Henri Matisse – State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it.

That is why you must read,

that is why you must look at the skies,

that is why you must sing,

and dance,

and write poems,

and suffer,

and understand; for all that is life.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Debes de comprender la vida entera, no solamente una pequeña parte de esta.

Es por ello que debes de leer,

es por ello que debes de mirar al cielo,

es por ello que debes de cantar,

y bailar,

y escribir poemas,

y sufrir,

y comprender; porque todo esto es la vida.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

N.B.

This text I can refer it to childhood and the strong call to allow children to learn life with all their senses and all their might. It is the only way that we can ensure a better future.

N.B.

Este texto lo relaciono con la infancia y la necesidad imperiosa de permitir a los niños que aprendan la vida con todos sus sentidos y todas sus fuerzas. Solo así podremos asegurarnos un futuro mejor.