This morning’s Facebook post from Usborne Books caught my eye. It asked which children’s book you’d choose if you had to be trapped in one for a month.
A lover of children’s books (and an author of them as well), this was a tough and exciting challenge for me.
Great books, like Where The Wild Things Are, Alice in Wonderland, and even the Harry Potter series flashed through my mind.
Then I thought about a whole month and considered maybe a gentler book would be preferable. Something sweet … but I couldn’t think of one off the top of my head.
I can come up with a ton of them now. But not in that moment. In that first moment, I was courageous and daring!
Because who doesn’t love an adventure? A challenge? The hero’s journey!
And my next thought was, What if life is like that?
If we could do it over, live this life again, or choose a new one, would we take the sweet, safe route? Or would we choose the adventure?
Because maybe, just maybe, all of what we consider struggle – the search for love, for purpose, for healing or treasure, fighting outer or inner demons, gathering your troops along the way or going it alone – are the elements of the grand adventure that we chose for ourselves in this lifetime.
The White Rabbit or the Cheshire cat.
The Sorcerer’s Stone.
The Wild Things.
Which appear in your life’s story?
Harold and the Purple Crayon would be a sweet choice for a lifetime.
But I bet when I ask you which book you’d choose, something more adventurous pops into your mind.
Because you came for the full experience.
What book would you choose?