Recently, my eight year-old grand-niece drew a picture of Acorn and Button. I was pretty thrilled with the work. Belle made good use of her imagination.
Here Acorn is dancing on a rain cloud. I love this. Acorn is someone who probably wouldn’t stay indoors during a rain, but would dance on the cloud instead. Belle gets Acorn.
And here is Button sporting a new look - blond hair! Lol!
My dad always said that one of the greatest things you can ever have is a good imagination. He was right. Kids need time to dream and imagine. So do adults. That’s the way we keep the spark alive.
There are several children’s books about imagination that I’ll post in next week’s newsletter, but here’s one to start you off.
Imagine That is a story about a little girl (Olive) and her stuffed owl friend (Hoot). In the story they try to figure out why Hoot’s imagination has stopped working. During their search, Hoot says,
“Why is it, when my imagination is the thing that’s broken, it’s my heart that hurts the most?”
There's a real sense of loss when the spark of imagination goes out. The Hope lies in rekindling it again.