The Magic Haystack - The Power Of Imagination
Published: December 2018
My name is Hanos. I used to work with children and young people. Now I spend a lot of time just sitting and doing nothing. It’s so rewarding. Since I started doing nothing, I have written an e-book about how we see the world and then a comedy play. I draw cartoons, making use of my lack of artistic talent, and now you have before you my latest book, for children from age 6 to 96. This is an amazing book because it is about a real haystack and the surprising things that can be seen when we start to look at the world in a new way. When I have helped you a little to see these things and what fun it is, you will be able to take your new eyes away with you to use in many other places. Since I have relaxed and stopped trying so hard to achieve something, so much has happened. I have done a lot more than I ever did before. It’s like swimming. When you decide to go in the direction that the river is flowing, everything becomes easier and you really begin to move. Always, I find that the best children’s books and films offer as much to adults as to children. To the adults I would put it in this way: When you watch from the side of the field, The walls you made start to melt and yield; You’re a fading, visceral holder, A shining flame upon an altar.