My son Grayson LOVES to build enclosures. On a recent trip to Target, using the money from his piggy-bank, he purchased a Humpback Whale. When we arrived home, he immediately went to work building an enclosure for this new addition to our family. Using wooden blocks that my husband played with as a child and a set of Yoga Toes, he built a lovely enclosure for his Humpback Whale. Upon finishing, he asked me these three questions...
1) What are we?
2) Who are we anyway?
3) Are we deep sea creatures?
I asked him what we "share" with the Humpback Whale. He told me we share the ocean, our confidence, our food, our Easter Eggs (we had just finished decorating eggs for Easter), and our Krill. I also asked him why he liked to make enclosures for his animals? Wouldn't they be happier in their natural habitats? He expressed to me how dangerous it is out "there" and that his enclosures keep his animal friends safe.
"If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it was, and always be yours. If it never returns, it was never yours to begin with."