A ribbon – sometimes that’s all it takes to win a child’s attention.
That’s the way it was at Play Shoppe on Friday when a little girl arrived carrying a ribbon – about two feet long – a pretty, silky ribbon that sailed and fluttered behind her when she ran. This ribbon was definitely coveted by others who hoped to have a chance to hold it in their hands.
I don’t question its attraction for one minute. This ribbon, I believe, could be or do whatever this young girl imagined.
And actually it didn’t really even have to do anything at all, but just be hers – to hold, to touch, to be.
Oh simplicity – I love thee!
And nothing makes me happier to know that something as simple as a piece of silky ribbon can still be all a child needs – to imagine, to dream, and to play.
Thanks, Zoey, for the lovely reminder.