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Belle's Corner

 Belle’s middle name is creativity. Every second she has some free time, you find her busy writing her thoughts or drawing. One afternoon, she brought me again her ideas and feelings in a few paragraphs and as I read, an idea was born. As adults, we do our best to connect more with our unconscious mind and our deeper feelings. Part of our growth depends on our ability to let go of judgments and pre-defined ideas and let our curiosity find new paths and new ways to express; in other words connect with our inner-child. What about then listening more to the kids themselves and letting them express. 'Isn’t it a better idea to let Belle voice out her mind instead of me the adult try and guess what is happening in a child’s beautiful model of the world? What about children writing stories for children and adults? What about children honoring their wisdom and freshness of mind by sharing it?' Et voila! That is how this section was born. I suggested to Belle who welcomed it with a big smile. This corner features columns by Belle, my 9-year old daughter (written & edited by her exclusively - drawings designed by her - it's all Belle) to represent the  magnificent brilliance of every child’s mind! 

How is it to be thinking of a dream? - Belle, 10 yrs old

thinking of a dream Thinking of a dream feels like a specific CD you choose to play in your mind. What does the word dream mean to you? Does it mean that it a goal or a fantasy? Most people say it is a fantasy and some say it’s a goal! But there is no right or wrong! Why? Because it’s the way it is. Sometimes it can be both. If it is a fantasy the person might be dreaming of candy land and a candy man playing with the ginger bread man because the person saw a movie. That is a nice fantasy. Sometimes the fantasy might be weird like a plant talking to you, something your mind made up completely. This is a funny fantasy. These are all fantasies. But if the person was dreaming of a goal, they will maybe dream of themselves becoming a badminton champion. 

HOW IS IT TO BE HAPPY! - Belle, 9 yrs old

how is it to be happyBeing happy is not only about smiling and showing your teeth. No, it’s about being happy with who you are and what you get. There are many types of happy faces, so here are some examples: let’s get started! happy, very happy, happy tears, excited happy and many more. Happy is an emotion, love, care, fun and being enjoyable. Always feel free to smile and laugh a lot and always feel good.

HOW IS IT TO BE ALIVE? - Belle, 9 yrs old

are you alive BEING ALIVE IS REALLY FUN AND STAYING ALIVE IS EASY AND HARD. DON’T WORRY YOU HAVE PARENTS TO HELP YOU. THE IMPORTANT THING IS THAT YOU HAVE COURAGE IN YOU BECAUSE HAVING COURAGE IN YOU IS THE BEST THING TO KEEP YOU ALIVE AND GOOD FOOD TO KEEP YOU AWAY FROM YOU SICKNESS. SOME SICKNESS YOU CAN DIE FROM. I DON’T WANT TO SCARE YOU BUT BEING ALIVE IS NOT ALWAYS EASY.

SO NOW WHAT ABOUT THE PARENTS? WELL THE PARENTS TEACH YOU AND GIVE YOU FOOD AND BRING YOU TO SCHOOL. SOME PEOPLE DON’T LIKE SCHOOL THAT’S A BAD THING YOU SHOULD LIKE SCHOOL; IT HELPS YOU TOO TO KEEP YOU ALIVE.