Carving the Cards, Diving into the Childhood!
We all have a child in ourselves. It fades away with time. Recently, Colgate India introduced an incredible theme which can let your mind recollect your old memories (not so old). Yes, you will feel nostalgic if you complete the task they asked for.
It’s just the matter of doing it with fun. You have a scissor in your home, right? Well, then go on. In fact, I did it with my nephew Vivaan who is 9 years old. He solely took the charge to do it on his own. Combining the thoughts he expressed, here is something what he said to me while he was carving the cards.
“I managed to make it somehow and while I was cutting down the cards, I was automatically coming up with a fantasy, relating the characters and the ‘Fictional-Me’. I felt like I am the hero in the space, with all the planets and the sun accompanying me. I was immersed into the curves of the Saturn and the Sun wearing Goggles. Sun must feel so hot in itself. Haha.”
I felt glad and surprised after listening to this explanation. Really, he seemed to have enjoyed doing this puzzle. He also added, “I want to play more of this. Get me more of this.”
Many of us have an ”inner child” who has not been heard, seen, or treated in a healthy nurturing way. As a result, whether it is an inner child, adolescent, or younger adult, feelings of being ignored, abandoned, or not loved may be retained. In this digital age where smartphones have dominated our lives, we should do the silliest tangible but terrible thing. The memories of these feelings are carried into our adult life and often stored till the last cell of the brain decays.
We all love to see the hero doing action. In our fantasy, we see ourselves as them, saving the world from the enemies. Relating the most practical part of this fun activity, I realised that we are the notorious, and chilled human who doesn’t care for the society but himself/herself.
“Let us liberate ourselves from any form of control. Let us focus at the inner drum, where the rhythm aligns with that of our heart. The measure of responsibility, equals to the need for evolution. Just listen, the inner child, let it whisper in your ear.”
― Grigoris Deoudis
As one famous author has said, “Imagination is our inner-child and creativity, its playground.” When we let ourselves do the innermost thing, our conscience shows us the potential and vulnerabilities within us that eventually tells us about ‘Real Us’. Isn’t it strange? It so does.
Note- I am the jumping guy in the rectangle shaped card who is the leader of the solar system, beating Sun’s Hotness with my Warm Welcoming Style of Showing Gratitude to all the Shinning Stars of the Space.
“Do you ever plan to grow up, Vivaan?” I asked.
“Not if I can avoid it, no.”