The classic book, Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson, is the be-all, end-all of an imagination story.
Dress-up, costumes, imagination, making a world around you out of props -- or thin air. That's what Harold and his crayon do, and it's what your own kiddos do in their lushly imaginative minds, all day, every day.
Today, some wise words from Harold, who could imagine his way out of any bind at all, provided:
"But, luckily, he kept his wits and his purple crayon."
From a master of 20th century art, a reminder that distinctions between real and imaginary are more slippery than useful:"Everything you can imagine is real." -- Pablo Picasso read more