Friday, June 15, 2007
The May Queen has told her first story. And I couldn't be prouder. It was an ordinary moment, as we sat on the airplane zooming above the American landscape, but suddenly, and completely unprovoked by me, she said "Once Upon a Time..." and dove into a story that she created about her stuffed kitten. True, it lacked some key elements of a good story, such as character development, conflict and resolution. But my baby was telling a story! Whole new worlds of interaction have opened up for us. Soon it was over and we were on to the next airplane time-filler activity, such as making puppets out of barf bags, but for that brief moment, the light shined through her even more brightly than the sun reflecting off of the airplane wings. I hope she lives to tell many, many stories.