decaying potential

found this note I scribbled from my dream self to my waking self some time last week:

there is a new world folded into this one.

we are all decaying potential.

seeing my nephew and niece I understand humanity. the way they are so new and magnificent – we all do that. we all come out full of curiosity and potential, then lose it as we learn to fit in to what already is.

how do we keep open the portal to our whole potential?

and if we find it closed, how do we re-open it?