The pony extricated itself from paper, and galloped away…
I think that a child’s imagination is in overdrive, till I see a live pony in my backyard, looking intently at my daughter, awaiting instructions.
“Carla, where did this come from?”
She shows me a book called ‘Velveteen Rabbit’, where a boy’s love brings his toy rabbit alive. A quote by Margery Williams stands out.
“Real isn’t how you are made …. It’s a thing that happens to you.”
I take Carla’s hand and say,
“I believe in you, my darling! It is the only real gift I can give you.”