I love this post and had to share it. There is a an important part about knowing that we all can be anything we want to be, but there is a wonderful fun part where we can remember the way we thought as children. Black and white, right and wrong, male and female. It’s how we learn, and children have such amazing ways of making sense of reality, whatever that is.
What made me laugh and smile the most was this response from someone named brazennell – I could totally relate.
“When I was a child I would pretend my markers and crayons were people. All the bright colours were girls and the dark colours were boys. I used to do the same with an old chess set my grandfather had. White were the ladies, black were the gents. I have no idea what that means. I lack the insight and intellect to explain but I really enjoyed your post.”
Here is me totally relating in my response –
“brazennell, I totally know where you’re coming from! I used to do the same thing- and in addition, I used to think numbers were people. 1 was a lonely old, but kind gentleman; 2 was a bit of a disciplinarian, always wanting to do what’s right; 3 was lots of fun (I was a 3 btw). I could go on but you get the drift. And now, quite a few decades later, I can still look at a person and tell what number they are.
Some people never grow up- thank goodness!”
So, what number are you? I am a 3 because I’m round and have curly hair, but I’m also fun. I like to laugh and I’m at my best when I’m not too serious- just like a 3. I always wanted to be 9 though – 9 is fun and attractive in a much more sleek way than 3.
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