Rediscovering the Word.
(The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
I just read The Little Prince for the first time and it spurred a flashback of what it was like learning to read.
To struggle with each word, decoding each sentence, then pausing to take in the hidden message you’ve discovered. Absorbing each line and admiring what you’d accomplished as a story hunter. You were uncovering something special.
Reading was as close to a magical adventure hidden in plain sight as you could get and still is. I hope parents still encourage their kids to read today like my parents did.