"Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music." — William Stafford
What a wonderful quote. If there's one thing I regret about getting older it's that I no longer have that innocence and zeal. To hear the music where none exists doesn't happen as often as I'd like any more. To approach every experience in life with energy, with open-hearted and open-minded exuberance is an instinct that set sail a long time ago.
So, yes, kids and their outlook on life, or lack thereof, is awesome. And with Halloween around the corner, we get to see it first hand over and over again.
There is the tiny knock on the door, followed by my grumbling because I have to leave the supper clean-up, or finally my couch, yet one more time. Then I open the door and say "Awwww...." as I greet the most perfect princess, or darling Dracula. Despite the fact that this isn't their first stop, the proffered candy still elicits wide-eyed wonder and shy smiles.
Then, selection made, they turn and dance down the porch steps, the only accompaniment the voices of other happy children skipping their way along the street.
So as I think of the adorable that is a child at Halloween, it seemed fitting when sourcing out clipart for the celebration that I pick animations. Here's a great collection from AnimationFactory