There's a spiritual teaching that talks about that moment when we see things without our minds labeling them. This is supposed to be an experience of pure reality. And I think an experience of being one with reality.
I kind of think it's like watching fireworks. When you have your first experience of fireworks, I think you will understand what I am getting at here.
Pay attention to the responses of those persons around you. All you will hear is "oooo", "ahhh", no words really, just people having the pure experience of something beautiful.
When I look at the above picture of you, I have a fireworks experience!
Your mother sent me this little snip of your storytime at the library. Looks like you are really paying attention. And what a wonderful crowd of friends you are with.
Stories are great to get lost in.
You know Alice, there are stories that are true and there are stories that are not true. But even in the stories that are not true, you might find a truth in them.
The Native Americans say it this way:
"I want to tell you a story. Now I don't know if it really happened this way or not
but the story is true."
It's a strange thing but the truth can be found it stories that are false.
So there really are times when reading or listening to a story, it's more important to look for the truth in the story and not fret so much about whether the story is true.
Maybe one day I can sit and tell you a story.
Then you can tell me what the truth is in that story.
That would be fun.
So Grampa is looking forward to a little story time with you too!