(Cafe snack-lunch chat)
“You know, today, I was watching this little kid with his mum. I don’t know – four or something. And he was really, you know, nicely curious.
“You know, you could see he was investigating the world.
“And then, later, walking up here in fact, and there was this couple out walking their dog. A young dog. I’m no expert. I’d say more than a puppy, but young. I don’t know. Less than a year.
“He was really nicely behaved and that, he came they called him, but he was just like that kid. Curious about everything.
“And, well, I was thinking. You haven’t got that energy and I haven’t got it either. And so, like, where did it go?
“That kid and that dog. They’re discovering. You know. Like I said – they’re curious about stuff.
“So where does it go? I was thinking – is it just experience? I mean, like, it feels like we’ve seen it all now. Seen it all before. Don’t you feel we sort of know too much now? I do.
“Getting excited about stuff. Perhaps that’s what’s missing. Excitement.
“Yeah, I guess disappointment is in the same territory. I reckon you learn that too.”