I had a dream & I heard music & there were children standing around, but there was no one dancing. I asked a little girl, why not? & she said they didn’t know how, or maybe they used to but they forgot & so I started to hop up and down & the children asked me, is that dancing? & I laughed and said no, that’s hopping, but at least it’s a start & soon everyone was hopping & laughing & it didn’t matter anymore that no one was dancing.
There are lives I can imagine without children but none of them have the same laughter & noise. (Brian Andreas)
Children seem to be hard-wired into the outrageous. The sillier and the louder the play becomes, the better they seem to like it. But aren’t we a bit like that as well? What would a party be without laughter and a good imagination? The imagination of children has wings. It can soar into the ridiculous as well as the sublime. Viva imagination!