“Ohhhh! Wasn’t our field trip yesterday delicious?” asked Calliope while she washed out the brushes.
Thalia packed up the paints and set them in their watercolor crate. She nodded her enthusiastic agreement.
“Thanks for cleaning up the paints,” said Nia.
“Thanks for thinking of using the crate to corral them…” Cal said. “… along with the brushes, paper pads, reference books, and water jars. Tidy gives us both physical and mental space?”
Urania nodded enthusiastic agreement. Thalia wrinkled her nose and looked dubious. She found a little mess inspiring. To each her own, thought the Muse of Wit. “Let’s tell our friends about our find!” she said.
“Many Moons,” said Urania. “A children’s book by James Thurber… Practically jumped into Typist’s hands as we perused the library shelves. I just love it when books find US!"
Cal expressed her pleasure with a sigh. “The Royal Princess was ill from eating too many raspberry tarts.”
“Been there,” said Nia and Tal in unison.
“And she told her father that if only she could have the moon — she’d be well again,” Cal continued.
Tal jumped in, “Of course a king will do anything for his little princess. How to get the moon?”
“Well he consulted the Lord High Chamberlain, the Royal Wizard, and the Royal Mathematician,” said Urania. “With all of their knowledge, not a single one knew how to get the moon.”
“It was the Royal Jester who solved the riddle… Using creativity and questions.” Calliope wiggled her eyebrows. “Friends… If you take a field trip to the children’s section of your local library, you might take a few minutes to read Thurber’s Many Moons? For it’s an excellent reminder that with creativity and imagination we can capture the moon.”
Creativity is seeing what others see and thinking what no one else ever thought.