Tuesday, October 3, 2017

the four-year-old and imagination

the alternative universe of play

the four-year-old, racing toward five,
lives within his imagination:
possibility explodes into action,
scripts write themselves,
plastic, metal, wood,
battery, magnet, facsimile,
all serve to make the toy real,
to give substance to the alternative world
his creative self conjures up
with every focus of his attention,
when the imagined is more real
than the humdrum we adults most easily access.

by Henry H. Walker

October 2, ‘17

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