Something somewhat universal happens every night.
In nearly every corner of the world: parents tell, act out, or read bedtime stories to their little ones before they send them off to dreamland.
Ever wonder why and when did humans began this tradition?
Was it as early as in the caves with our cave men and cave women ancestors? Prior to the use of written language? Is that how parents passed to their children the history and news stories of the time? But then, why bedtime? Is it to unconsciously encourage imagination and richness in our subconscious so we can dream about impossible things and wake up to make the impossible - possible?
Innovation starts with imagination. With curiosity. With discovery and exploration.
Our DREAMS are the gateway to the most unthinkable (quite literally) thoughts, possibilities and stories. Encouraging children to invite dreams in, is an act of taking care of our species' evolution. It's simply what we do. It's how we evolve. A gateway to dreaming is the opening of our imagination and thus - our curiosity to evolve and make the sky NO limit to us humans.
Stories make us feel, make us think, make us connect.
Bedtime stories? They make us DREAM.
In April 2020, while experiencing her first ever global pandemic, Tamar Pelzig pledged to write something every day, even if it's only a word, so she welcomed to the world a daily blog to keep her creative writing wheels rolling.
Header Art: Daniel Landerman