My two-year-old granddaughter visited an aquarium recently, and noticed the bronze turtles outside the entrance were not real, unlike her father’s turtle. She used her stuffed green turtles to explain the difference to me.
As I listened, one thing stood out: her young mind was grasping the concept of three types of images – a real turtle, a statue representation, and colorful fabric pillows.
The birth of a story is often inspired by pictures or images. Sometimes I recall an image from memory.
Other times, I build the story from an image influenced by my imagination. Retelling the story just like my granddaughter.
Which comes first for you, picture or story?