Helen Keller once said, “The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.” I love to live inside my head; to imagine places, worlds and people. It’s one of the reasons I decided to become an actress, so that I could imagine and pretend every day. Imagination is the place of magic. It’s where we get to envision a better future for ourselves. It’s where we get to test out hope.
Today I got to witness Oliver imagine, perhaps, for the very first time. He woke up singing his ABCs, as he often does. I opened his door to get him out of his crib, he looked at me, his eyes lit up and he pointed to the ceiling. “Fairy!!!”
“What did you say?”
“Fairy! Up there!”
“There’s a fairy on the ceiling?”
“Wow, there’s a fairy on the ceiling!!!! What is it wearing?”
And there it was! In my imagination too, flying on his ceiling was a fairy wearing red pants.