One of the things I kept hearing while growing up from friends and family were: "Don't change." I never understood then why they would tell me that. Why in a world of constant change, not to change?
It's only now I realize as I wrote this story: what they wanted me to keep was this inner child, the one they had to send away. He's one of the many reasons I write stories about cats (despite being allergic to cats!). I find myself turning to him more and more as this year long project of mine goes on.
I hope you enjoy this 100 word story dedicated to all of you who still keep one in your heart.
*picture is originally from http://blog.virtuemarttemplates.org/desktop_wallpapers/black-and-white-wallpaper-collection.html
10/16/2013 (Wednesday)- My Inner Child
I let him out to play at night, this inner-child of mine, he reads aloud his storybooks and leaves his toys out to stay. He’ll wake me if I sleep too soon and tell me what he found: a calico with a silver pen, a jade rabbit on the moon.
I let him stay as long as I can, knowing all too well the tale: There’s a time all children grow, a time when they must go.
In the morning when I wake, and as he slowly fades, I put him back inside my heart to sleep and dream again.