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THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE


"Once there was a girl ...
whose head was filled with all the curiosities of the world."



Till one day,
"She was no longer filled with all the curiosities of the world,
and didn't take much notice of anything ... "




As written on the book,
"He deals with the weighty themes of love and loss with an extraordinary lightness of touch ..."

We were once children.
But few of us have sustained our curiosities, our boundless thoughts and imaginations, acute senses to the smallest and the most inconspicuous, the wonder-filled world ...
Many times, we do not understand why children have so many questions, why they do not behave as we wish, why they are always running around and cannot sit still, why they have such a behavioral or emotional response ...
We do not understand children even we were once one of them.

Holding the baby iza on my arms, i had an urge to survive her inborn sense of wonder, curiosity, imagination and the adventurous spirit throughout her growing path. I believe, all children are born with these.

Here is another lovely book by Oliver Jeffers.




Today, I read an interesting article on creativity via imagine childhood.
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11 comments:

kenza said...

Oh beautiful post!
How I agree with you sweet Alliot! Children have that innate sense of wonder! And we should encourage it and let them express it freely --even if it means 100 questions per minute! (Petit Caramel is at the stage were he points to absolutely everything and ask for its name...)
Once we loose that, I humbly think, we close ourselves and suddenly find it hard to encounter joy. Because "joy" is everywhere! Don't you think?
Thank you for this post and the links.

Guusje said...

Ohhhhh, we have all his children's books. A new one! We are so going to buy that for my BirthdayBoy on the 29th! Thank you so much for charing.

Isn't it wonderful, a bunch of girls, divided over the world, liking and loving exact the same things?

Have a fun weekend,

x Guusje

Yoli said...

Thank you for sharing. I believe you are a very good Mom who is encouraging Iza to be very creative. It is important that we treasure this imaginative period for it is the seed of all future endeavors.

Evelyne said...

C'est ainsi que les blogs rendent nos vies plus joyeuses.
Merci Aliott.

nath said...

Oliver Jeffreys is one of our favourite as well. Not sure if you come across the dvd and book of Lost & found but it is absolutely beautiful too. I just love his ability to suggest so many things in just a few little words...

Yanyan said...

Thanks for introducing those books. I am going to order them for Landon and myself. What an interesting article about the creativity in US. Ever since read your older post of Iza at school, I have been thinking around this topic lately, still haven't had a moment to write the email to you. We are in the process of looking for a daycare for Landon, in US they call it preschool which I am not so fond of the name, anyway we were so surprised how complicated and difficult it has been been to find the 'right' school . It is more complicated than the time we picked graduate schools. And schools are closer to our expectation, usually have a price tag as big as graduate school tuition. People would say, he is not yet 2 years old, does it matter? for us, it does. I want him to be in a system that is encouraging to create, to learn, to think and to play. We hope we could provide such environment at least at home, even though I do feel guilty that sometimes I was too tired to keep up with his activeness and curiosity. I am trying to be better...

Justine said...

Thanks for sharing. I didn't know these books. Have a nice sunday

Fei An said...

Thanks Alliot, for sharing the books and the article. I will take some time to read the article. Will also take a look at the children's books, and maybe we have them in Norwegian:)
Have a great start of the week!!!
Have learned a lot from all the great moms and women here, thanks!!!

alliot / iza said...

Thanks ALL for your lovely words.
I always feel that its iza who is surviving our senses ... instead we're surviving hers. It's a blessing to have a child ... through her eyes, we can always see beauty and find joy :)
kenza, i can't agree more ... when we open ourselves, we suddenly find "joy" everywhere.
Guusje, it's wonderful that we come into encounter and share the same loving!
Nath, thanks for the information. we still do not have the DVD yet. But we love the " lost and found" so much ... it's such a beautiful story about friendship :)
Yanyan, ... I always wonder have i made a right decision ... sometimes, i feel suffocated by the rigidity of the system ... the situation in HK has driven us to highly treasure the time at home ...

ieva jansone said...

oh yes, we too, we love oliver jeffers' books!!!!

Jeanne-ming said...

I agree with Yoli, you are an amazing mother!