Can you unlearn being adult and get back in touch with some of the stuff that you met on the way while growing up?

We often read about the ‘wonder and awe of being a child’ (or words to that effect).

For me this means how I used to feel when I was very young when I experienced something I was excited by for the first time.

I have a few memories like that; a particular Easter egg; an expensive book on insects which I was unexpectedly given; my newly painted bike… The memories are vivid and sensory (they all involve smell and emotion as well as imagery).

I suppose, as we get older, very little is actually new to us, and our ability to be awe-struck fades.

Is it just me?