The make believe world of childrenIsn't it fascinating to watch children at play? It does not matter if they do not have toys at hand. They can simply conjure up something magically - just anything! - out of things around them. A table with pillows propped up against the sides will become a house or a cave. A piece of cloth is a pond to jump over. Folded bits of paper is "treasure" to find.
Then there are kids who are lost in their own imaginary world while they wait at a bank, at the post office, at the airport. There is the little girl who sits on a chair, folds a handkerchief and pretends it is something important, to be kept aside on the adjacent chair and not to be touched by anybody, stubbornly refusing to allow anyone to sit there. There is the boy who charges up the stairs of a mall with a small yell, brandishing an imaginary sword. There are the two kids playing in the soil of a garden, patting it, digging it, again patting it, jabbering away about something.
Even when simply walking, small children sometimes can be seen just waving their arms and talking to themselves, in their own imaginary world.
Oh, the innocence of childhood! How beautiful it is to see!