There is no bigger source of profoundness than innocence.
No wonder, each narration by Oliver Jeffers is a journey of contemplation
on everything we take no notice of.
Lost and Found speaks of the adventure a little boy sets out on,
in order to help a penguin he just met.
But is that all?
Lost and Found beautifully portrays what selfless friendship can do.
It can be determined and relentless to bring happiness to a friend.
As loyal friends with good intentions, we seem to have
this inherent need to solve problems for those around us.
But are all those, who come to us, seeking a solution?
Will it make me less of a friend, if I cannot provide it?
To give ourselves a sense of purpose,
we’ve turned friendship into a personal form of ‘social cause’.
We must go back to childhood, to remember what it was all about.
Companionship. The most underrated virtue today, at least among adults.
Friendship can be about presence, and presence alone.
Presence that needn’t say anything or do anything to justify its existence.
It just is there. It’s enough.
“I stopped trying to be perfect when I realised it’s enough to be present.”
– Curtis Tyrone Jones