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More wow, please.

Kids are refreshingly honest.

Today Rowan was in awe of this wind-up robot. When it started to walk, Rowan let out a precious “Wooooow!”

Every time.

But then came the best Rowan line of the evening: “More wow, please.”

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world. … These things — the beauty, the memory of our own past — are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshipers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a tune we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.” [CSL]

Yes, Rowan. More wow, please.