Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Letter to my girl #11 | There is Magic in Everything

Dear Lil Pumpkin,

When you see rocks on the ground, you call them "magic stones". When you're waiting for your food at the dinner table, you say your spoon is your "make-up brush". Clouds in the sky are dancing animals and yesterday while we were getting ready to go out, you insisted that you were a Pirate Princess and went around the house gathering your jewels to wear {and asking for an eye patch! Gotta make one for you later}.

That's the way children are. They see magic and beauty in everything, and let their imagination run wild. They care not for what things are, but for what things can become. And my dear, that's the way Mummy hopes you will be even as you grow up. That your eyes are still filled with wonder for the slightest things, and you still have the sense to harness the magic in everything to make it work for you... to inspire you to do great things, and to explore the unknown.

When Mummy was a little girl, I used to draw fairies and write fairy-tales. Somehow time and reality bit, and I didn't see the fairies anymore. I didn't get excited as easily, I didn't get awestruck as easily. A rock is just a rock is just a rock. Where's the magic in that piece of stone??

However, thankfully you came around and showed me there is still magic in the world, and we just have to look for it. I love pretending that there are crocodiles in puddles, that the moon is playing hide-and-seek with us, and light-sticks are magic wands to kill all the bad monsters. You've inspired me to dream longer and bigger even if nobody else sees that dream but me.

Keep looking for magic, Lil Pumpkin, and don't let any cynical adults ever change you.

Love always,
Mummy

P.S. The above photo is from our outdoor family photoshoot at Singapore Botanic Gardens

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16 comments:

Ashmika said...

Sooo sweet ...soo true :)

alissa apel said...

Very true. She's so cute! Don't ever loose the magic.

Theresa said...

I wish I could bottle up all the wonder kids bring to the table! Hope she always has a little magic with her :)

Stephanie Jefferson said...

What a gorgeous photo of Lil pumpkin!

Ai Sakura said...

Ashmika: :)

Alissa: Hope she doesn't too!

Theresa: I think one bottle wouldn't be enough ;)

Stephanie: thank you!

EssentiallyJess said...

They are so amazing the way they look at the world. Especially rocks. I'm always amazed at how much my kids love rocks

Twitchy said...

Beautiful photo and gorgeous post. Your sentiments are so true. I love that my kids have imagination- I think it's getting harder and harder the more technology does all the thinking for them x

mail4rosey said...

So beautifully stated, and so very true. I love the magic kids see in every thing. That is a gift. :)

Emily @ Have a laugh on me said...

Those words are so precious - you are very sweet Ai :) Em x

Simple Mum said...

Very beautiful words to your little one! I'm sure she will appreciate it when she grows up!

Stacy said...

That's the magic of little kids. :) Yet I sometimes just want to get the chore done... that is NOT a xxx, it's food, now eat your dinner! Haha sometimes no time to entertain.

Brandi Yee said...

So beautiful Ai! Yes, it's important that kids always embrace that magic that they embody in their innocence and hope they never lose it :)

Sophie Allen said...

Beautiful post. I love that photo too, she is just gorgeous! #teamIBOT

Susan said...

What a sweet letter to pumpkin. They sure remind us what we're missing as adults.

Mama Obito said...

Ah, that's very true..

Summer Goh said...

How beautiful this post is, Ai. My heart just melted when I read it. How true is it that we lose belief in fairy tales and that rocks are more than just rocks as we grow up. Love your ending line and thanks for sharing this!

P/S: We gotta meet up for a bikini date soon! (not us, but the girls!) ;p