1.24.2009

Reading Between the Lines

On the way home from a family trip to the library, while looking at a Princess and the Pea book, Selby announces: "All those mattresses would squish a pea."

"It's just a story, so anything is possible," I reply.

And then, from the backseat, a revelation it took me over 30 years to come to understand: "Are we a story someone is reading?"

And so she gets it...at 4! Or perhaps at 4 she has just not yet forgotten we have the power to create our own experiences - to write our own stories.

So yes, little one, we are a story. We are the creative expressions of spirit. And collectively, we create a universal book that, I am certain, "someone" is reading.

That day in the car I could almost feel Selby making the connection...if we are a story, then anything is possible for us too.

And it is, you know. We simply must remember.

5 comments:

Rose said...

Thanks for the reminder, Selby. Anything IS possible!

Michelle said...

Sounds like someone is a "thinker" - great job your doing mom!

Thanks for the post, your are absolutely right and it is a good think to remember :)

Cathy said...

priceless and timeless...

gana said...

:)

roberta said...

Your blog is lovely & lyrical, very you guys. Naturally, I adore that photo of Jeff & Selby. Your site takes me back too many decades to my LaLeche days. I posted a subscription to your blog on mine, justbetweenus-roberta.blogspot.com, so more of my (age) buddies can recall with joy.