Post first published in my personal newsletter
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I didn't have many friends as a kid, which isn't a complaint. I had enough fun alone at 6am, television full volume, and stuffed bear in hand to keep me busy. The day had begun.
My bear and I were cowboys, ninjas, or any other thing you would think of. Other kids were not needed for such play, no, no... We worked alone. I don't know what I would have done if I lost my imaginary friend. I believe if I had, I would have gone to the very edge of the galaxy to find him.
Creativity is hard to hold on to
This behavior is rarely encouraged. We are taught to be efficient and productive. (which has its place, but I talk about that all the time) In turn we build routines and comfort which leaves us to lose our creativity.
If we break routines, we see new things. If we become uncomfortable, we learn and grow and if we are creative we can do anything we put our minds to. These all seem like very important things and they are.
We instinctively learn how to Imagine as children and try our best to hold on to it all the way through life. As an adult it is hard to remember what it is like to race through space to save a friend. "Harry and Horsie" reminds us of who we were when we were when everything wasn't so complicated. It's an exciting action adventure of a boy who can not sleep and ends up flying through space to save his best friend. The art backs the story perfectly with an 80's/90's comic mixed with modern character design. This is THE BOOK that started my love for children's books and got me on the path of creating my own. I strongly recommend it for anyone!
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