Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thank you for the dream ~

One rainy Sunday afternoon in 1989, with encouragement and much-needed help from her father, a 7-year-old girl named Amy decided to send something to Roald Dahl. Taking inspiration from her favourite book, The BFG, and using a combination of oil, coloured water and glitter, Amy sent the author a very fitting and undeniably adorable gift: one of her dreams, contained in a little bottle. 

Thankfully, the sentiment wasn't lost on Roald Dahl. His lovely response can be seen below. I think someday, I shall also blow a dream through the open window of a sleeping child just to see if it works. 

By the way, I have often thought very much so that it's these little things we often do - such as sending a dream in a bottle, or replying that it was most wonderfully received... these are the moments that make our lives and world so very much nicer.