There’s a sentimental notion that children are better storytellers than adults. They aren’t. They’re better believers. Adults tell stories, but children live them. Because they understand what we’ve forgotten: that the things we imagine are just as real as the things we can see. Maybe more.
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Beautiful girl with smiling elephant, elephant village, Surin, Thailand
Quotes from the Experts
“In my heart I’m still little.” ~Jackson, age 9
Stella, age 3, eating a bag of fruit snacks: “The sugar bugs in my mouth are laughing so hard right now!”
“Sometimes I like to listen to Taylor Swift in my room and cry about cats that have died.” ~Hannah, age 6
“I really love being human. But some days I really wish I could be a fairy.” ~Greta, age 4
“Ow, my eye! I didn’t know where my hand was going. I thought it wanted to rest behind my head, but it wanted to poke me in the eye!” ~Gabriel, age 4
“When the prince came along, Snow White marched at him and yelled at him and said, ‘You are a mystery! Oh, and obey your parents! And you WILL marry me!” ~Vera, age 4
“Fog is just clouds that have fell down.” ~Dylan, age 6
“When people die they’re up in the stars. They’re the shape of the stars.” ~Harrison, age 3
“When I’m too big for you to hold, I’ll hold you instead.”
~Ashlyn, age 5