I really love this post. I luckily lived in a household that encouraged imagination and the heart’s logic. A very enjoyable read and a wonderful writer; excellent!
“Mummy, are dragons real?”
Big Brother is five years old. Nearly six. He loves stories of knights and dragons. He wants to be a superhero when he grows up so he can protect people.
“Are they extinct?” he asks.
I don’t know how to answer.
I feel like I’m standing on a tightrope, my position precariously balanced between two core beliefs.
I believe in honesty always.
But I also believe in fairies and dragons and elves.
So I stand, unsure how to cross the gaping chasm between truth and imagination in a way that doesn’t disrespect my son’s question.
I must delve into my own beliefs. I question them; turn them over and over in my mind; put them to the test.
(This is one of the great wonders of parenthood — the way our children push us to examine our own feelings and become better, stronger people.)
View original post 305 more words