Fine Lines

The line between magical thinking and metaphor is razor thin. Walking to school this morning, Claire asked why we say frost was created by Jack Frost. I replied that before people understood the science behind it, we made up stories, and that humans like to give personalities to nature. She then stated, “I don’t believe in dumb stuff like Jack Frost. I don’t need to give natural events personalities. The earth is our mother and we are her children. She changes her outfits with the seasons.”

And yes, she still believes in Santa and eagerly awaits the first visit of the Tooth Fairy. I love this age. So much to discover, and such possibilities.

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