My Daughter Projects Her Psychic Apparatus Onto Imaginary Friends

My two-year-old daughter has personified the warring factions of her psyche and is literally working out her issues using imaginary friends. Kids are concrete thinkers. They are literalists who imagine all manner of abstractions as physical beings. Everything unknown is magic and The Dark, or disquieting unknown, is the perfect breeding ground for magic of any sort. Fears and anxieties become monsters… […]

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Seeing a Horse for the First Time

She doesn’t know anything about most of the animals on our planet yet, and suddenly these gargantuan beasts with well-oiled muscles and shiny long tails are thundering across her landscape. They may as well have been a pack of dragons.

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