Not a box

There’s a tendency by people to say “I feel trapped, like I’m in a box.”

They say it about their work, or  their life, or their love life, even where they live.

But maybe they would feel less that way, if they spent more time with children, or at least, with childlike minds.

Children never see a box as a box.  It’s an opportunity for adventure.  It’s a springboard into creativity.

Anyone feeling “trapped” by their “box” ought to take a time out and read Not A Box, by Antoinette Portis

Simply written, elegantly illustrated, Portis captures all that is good about boxes, and box-mentality.

By the time you reach the end, you truly understand,  you’re not in a box, you have a box, and you can use that box to do the impossible.  If only you will.

Published in: on July 16, 2009 at 7:45 PM  Leave a Comment  

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