An insignificant moment, hardly noticed by adults, is enough for the image of a King (embarking upon a noble quest) or a Queen (courageously ruling her Empire) to spring forth from the child’s imagination. The child will put something on his or her proudly held head for a crown and say: “I am a here!” The in the next moment they may pretend to be a knight. During play they awaken stories and images that lie deep within the soul. These adventures and tales are an inexhaustible treasure.
They nourish the imagination of the child and, at the same time, stimulate new ideas for play. The first rapid years of life hold this unique space for freedom. Days can be spent so unfettered and free. The whole world is there for the small child.
When he or she opens wide the door of imagination all their senses may be enveloped within this new world allowing them to let it all in.
After this stage never again will a person perceive life so intensely, or be able to live life so devotedly solely driven by a finely tuned irrational sense of justice and sovereignty. A child is still just landing, the intellect and reason have not yet taken on their leading roles.
I am Em, the creator of Fenix Crowns. In life I am stunned by my fellow humans who all possess such diverse consciousness and unique imaginations. Especially as I observe the creative journey of my young son Fenix (4), his wonder and joy for life explodes from deep inside his young heart, and unleashed through his wild mind. It’s infectious!
As an adult I endeavour to take all his developmental phases of experience play seriously and learn to play along, honouring and supporting this special time of his childhood. Quality play and imagination is a precious gift and one that is not offered so intensely at any other time in a person’s life.