Josephine and Jack
My son and daughter-in-law love the letter ‘J’. Hence their choice of name for their children and my grandchildren. I love these little mites fiercely, but not because we share the same gene pool or I “own” them. It’s not because their personalities are like mine either- they are in some part but not in all- its because of their unique spirits which are a constant source of amazement and delight for me. Their essence feeds my soul. I love to see them grow and change and enjoy participating in their fantasy worlds and creative play. It never ceases to amaze me how and what they perceive in the world and the manner of both expressing it and questioning it.
“Are faeries real?”
“Why does everyone in this street have red pebbles in their garden?”
“What do cats dream of ?”
And of course I answer truthfully
“They’re real to me”
“I have no idea”
“ Of the places they’ve been and the places they’ll visit soon”
To have children in your life, whether they’re your own or someone else’s can be such a wonder and bring out the eternal child within all of us, the source of health and joy.