But when you're older, somehow they act offended if you even try. He lived in a village that no longer exists, in a house that no longer exists, on the edge of a field that no longer exists, where everything was discovered, and everything was possible. A stick could be a sword, a pebble could be a diamond, a tree, a castle.
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Once upon a time, there was a boy who lived in a house across the field, from a girl who no longer exists. They made up a thousand games.
She was queen and he was king. In the autumn light her hair shone like a crown. They collected the world in small handfuls, and when the sky grew dark, they parted with leaves in their hair. Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering. Martin, A Game of Thrones. Roosevelt, Great Speeches.
She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms. It's humiliating. I was born and raised in a magic time, in a magic town, among magicians. But I knew it all along. When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present and into the future. See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic.
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We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls.
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We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. While some say there is truth in wine, we have another motto at The Bump: There is truth—so much truth! We looked at some of our recent favorites, ones we remembered from when we were growing up that still ring true to us today.
You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. His most prized possessions had been given away, yet he was very happy. This is MY idea, I thought. No one knows it like I do. The answer? Well, as you can see above, too perfect.
What more do you need? But our favorite quote? The one in the middle of the mayhem! I've never done anything for you. All about friendship.
But Winnie and Peter Pan remind us of something else, too: That all children grow up. Well, except Peter, of course. He lives in her heart, and that makes all the difference. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. But this dose of realness is trademark Dahl: an important, inspiring lesson with just the right touch of humor.
They don't let you. I promise I will be Pooh. Not even when I'm a hundred. Still with his eyes on the world Christopher Robin put out a hand and felt Pooh's paw. So, they went off together. But wherever they go, and whatever happens to them on the way, in that enchanted place on the top of the Forest, a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.
Or more exasperated.
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Or more… secure. But, beside the rod, keep an apple to give him when he has done well. That is what it means to be family. Go home and love your family. All other careers exist for one purpose only — and that is to support the ultimate career. We learn by watching effective role models — most specifically by observing how our parents express love for each other day in and day out.
It can be sustained by a spirit of love which goes beyond justice. Like invidious doctors, they knew just where it hurt. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior.
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