Evalee-isms. My 4 year old grandaughter is my muse.. inspiring new forms of art, helping me find words to articulate difficult concepts, giving me brilliant life philosophies… you know, big stuff like that.
“What do you want to do when you grow up, Evalee?”
“I want to be a nurse, and a teacher, Lady Gaga and a Plumber. I want to do lots of things. What do you want to be when you’re .. uh… more grown up?”
“I want to be a writer and a sailor.” (surprised even me.)
“We can be lots of things!” Evalee announces.
Today Evalee decorated a little tree outside for the faeries.
Evalee: “I WISH I could really SEE Faeries!”
GramaNana: “You know ‘love’, right. And you know how we don’t see love, we feel it?”
Gramanana, “Faeries are like that. We can feel when they are near.”
Evalee: “OHHHH, Now I GET IT!!!” (slaps the side of her head in delight)
We talked about the magical feelings and seeing with imagination and how that can help us know faeries are near. She said, ” I feel magical now…” Big smile on her face. Big precious moments.
Just in case you don’t know.. I didn’t used to believe in faeries. Then a strange series of events led me to not only believing, but knowing. Not your usual garden type faeries…. but you’ll see : That’s the book in progress.