Chapter Four. Creativity in Spite of Age

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“Life is a jar full of darkness, without a candle that is.” With a mixture of curiosity and pride, my 10-year-old daughter Annika showed me the journal entry where she had penned those words. What a wonderful and creative heart she has; Annika is candlelight to my world. Her journal is filled with so many drawings, doodles, and ideas. Annika’s creativity has a natural flow. Her two sisters are creative as well. The youngest loves to paint, and the middle sister loves to cook.

All kids are creative in their own way—sometimes out of necessity and other times just because. That’s what makes being around kids ...

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