'Your soul you must keep totally free.'
A beautiful line in a beautiful song.
Abbey was listening, too, dancing around with twirls and jumps, her dress spinning out all the while. But she heard it differently to me. Your soul you must keep totally three.
'Mummy, he said three! I'M three!'
And it struck me: he did say that. Free, three, so similar.
I watched her spin and laugh. Her approach to life is so amazing right now: she does everything with passion. When she's sad she flops on the ground and cries. When she's happy she jumps around without fear. When she does something new she just does it. Freedom is just about living.
Joy without fear. Sadness without guilt. Instinct. Trust.
Life is a series of moments. Moments that begin before our memories hold them. Moments that pass us by while we're wishing for more: to be grown-up, to be happier, to do more, to have stuff.
I wonder if any of us are really brave enough to try living those moments with free souls.