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It made me wonder what to write about myself.
It occurred to me that by way of introduction I could use the following, beautifully written and very touching, passage from “The Little Prince”:
«Whenever I met one of them who seemed to me at all clear-sighted, I tried the experiment of showing him my Drawing Number One, which I have always kept. I would try to find out, so, if this was a person of true understanding. But, whoever it was, he, or she, would always say: “That is a hat.” Then I would never talk to that person about boa constrictors, or primeval forests, or stars. I would bring myself down to his level. I would talk to him about bridge, and golf, and politics, and neckties. And the grown-up would be greatly pleased to have met such a sensible man.»
I hope you have not lost entirely the connection with your childhood, and it is still interesting for you to talk about stars and fairy tales. I appeal to the part of yourselves in which a child is alive. What is a grown-up? He is a realist who sees only what he sees – a hat and nothing else.
But a child sees the world as something much more exciting and multifaceted, and he sees wonders in everything. He is an optimist who does not make far-reaching plans and he is simply happy with his life imagining things.
If to talk seriously a bit, I trained as a psychologist. By lucky chance at the university we were offered an optional course in “Fairytalotherapy”. It was at the time when I was introduced to the ins and outs of making up a fairy tale, and not just an ordinary one but therapeutic. Creating fairy tales has become an integral part of my life and a most fascinating pastime since. I am sure that not only children but also adults need a good fairy tale. We keep looking at stars and daydreaming. We all are seeking happiness. The desire to be happy was born with us. As long as we live we hope that tomorrow something will turn for the better. It cannot be otherwise. It will be that!