Hooray for Experience! Hooray for the sound of galloping horses and the creaking and clanging of the castle gates! And later, there’s the glint of tea in your favorite teacup, and the special joy that comes of knowing where that teacup has been, what it did, and whom it helped. You hold it in your hand, you feel the smooth porcelain, you admire the pattern, and you nod your respect for the brave little spirit within.
As a sagacious Parent said to me the other day, “Who needs more LEGO?” I am grateful, dear diary, for the chance to bring The Experiences of our intrepid Correspondents to children, and to share with them the Magical Artifacts which make those Experiences so real. LEGO is wonderful stuff, no question, but an Experience lasts a lifetime.
Speaking of tea, I promised to stop by Winterfell Castle today and find out how the Three Princesses and A Merchant’s Daughter Detective Agency is going. Is the magic mirror behaving itself, I wonder?
What People Are Saying
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