It’s been a wild winter of snow, sledding with friends, sleepovers, doing science experiments, building bears and a daddy daughter dance where we played with baloons. I’ve been smiling so much, and you’ve been laughing so much, it’s hard to know whether it’s all real or just a dream. And, as you read your way through Harry Potter now, I’m reminded of one of my favorite lines. In the last book. When Harry wakes after Voldemort “kills” him, and then asks Dumbledore, “Is this real? Or has this been happening inside my head?” Dumbledore answers, “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
There’s no reason to worry too much, as we traverse time, why something is happening. We need only think that it is happening, close our eyes, and follow along, happily. Awake the child, live in the dream.