Finding Lake Tahoe
"Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be twelve years old." ~ Walt Disney
Lake Tahoe reminds us of our youth. It's nearly impossible to visit or live here without an unbridled sense of wonder, adventure, curiosity. The Lake invites us to swing from the trees, the mountains call for a climb, the river summons us to raft, the waterfalls insist we meditate, and the sky provokes our sense of awe. Life is most vivid and dynamic here in Tahoe.
Creativity consultant and Psychology Today blogger, Jeffrey Davis, writes, "Genius is the capacity to retrieve wonder at will." It's not about retrieving our lost youth, our "lost child," it's about retrieving our lost sense of wonder. Lake Tahoe nearly demands this of us.
But you don't have to swing from a tree, climb a mountain, raft a river, listen to a waterfall, or stare at the sky to retrieve your sense of wonder. If you feel wonder, adventure, and curiosity are missing from your life, I encourage you to get out and explore your neighborhood, visit new places, take new classes, learn new hobbies, meet new people. Or, get lost in a good book. The trick is finding something that re-activates these qualities in your life.
Where's your Lake Tahoe?