Listen, having an imagination is serious business. We enter into this bond of pretend play with our kids, and its easy to lose sight of the fact that this fiction is FOR REAL. Ask a kid. Sometimes, they won’t be able to discern truth from the invention. And its a beautiful thing. As long as we know we’re pretending, it’s not delusion.
But kids have the best form of delusion. They can live in fantasy and create new worlds, new people. Let them have that, if only for a moment, and when they question your commitment — you gotta double down on it.
Because you aren’t messing around if you’re playing around. Dive in, head and heart first.
FROM THE ARTIST, CHRIS HALLBECK:
“My son got a balloon sword with a guard on the handle. How would that work? The balloon would pop the first time the other blade hit it!”
Pretty much sums it up for me.