Twinkle, Twinkle, Big Pink Star

“Twinkle, twinkle, little star”, my daughter requested as she requests every single night.  Almost on autopilot, I began to sing, when suddenly, I stopped and changed the words .

“Twinkle, twinkle, big, big star,” I said .
My daughter’s eyes widened. At first, she seemed about to protest the change, but then, she looked back at me, with wonder in her eyes. “I can change it?” they seemed to ask. “Yes, you can. You can change it,” my eyes answered back.
And suddenly we were seeing big pink stars that looked like squares in the sky , small purple stars that twinkled like triangles.. Suddenly, we were painting our skies with stars of every kind.
It’s funny how changing one word, changed the whole picture…how changing one word emancipated our minds from the image that had been handed down to us by others..
And so we continue to change it. Well, I continue to do so. My daughter has settled on big pink star. But I hope she knows now she can change it. She can sing her song just the way she wants to.

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