The Animal Kingdom–and Us! (pt. 4)

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When I was little (10 and younger), I couldn’t wait to finish school and play outside! My sisters and I would invent all kinds of stories about hiding in a castle, visiting new worlds, and escaping bad guys. Sometimes, though, our imagination was focused on the creatures around our house. We would watch a bird and imagine that it was searching frantically for its mate. Or that a wandering cat was traveling through the neighborhood in search of its family on the other side of the city. The book that I’m reading right now reminds me of this. It is called Flora and Ulysses, by Kate DiCamillo, the same author who wrote The Tale of Despereaux.

What stirs your imagination? I encourage you to stop and take thirty minutes to foster this and to remind yourself what it feels like to imagine like a kid again!



Cuando yo era creciendo, tal vez era más menor que diez años, ¡no podría esperar jugar afuera! Mis hermanas y yo inventamos muchos cuentos sobre esconder en un castillo, visitar mundos nuevos, o escapar unas personas malas. A veces también, nuestra imaginación era enfocado en las criaturas que vivían alrededor de nuestra casa. Mirabamos un ave y imaginamos que estaba buscando para su familia pierda o su pareja. O imaginamos que un gato estaba andando por nuestro villa en buscar de su familia que vivia al otro lado de la ciudad. El libro que leo ahorita me recuerda de estas cosas. Se llama, Flora y Ulises, por Kate DiCamillo, el autor mismo quién escribió El Valiente Despereaux.

¿Qué causa tu imaginación volar? Intentas tomar treinta minutos para promoverla y para recordar a su mismo cómo siente usar tu imaginación–como cuando era un niño.

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