Dear Aarin,

Thank you for your drawing of a tree house. It reminds me of a spaceship, which is what I feel like I’ve been living in during all these weeks of the pandemic. Perhaps “trapped” is a better word.

What I especially like is how you’ve filled your small space with imagination. You’re wearing a wonderful warrior uniform. You’re pals with a multi-colored unicorn. There’s a ghost lurking in the attic. And there seems to be complicated plumbing beneath your feet. What a lovely mix of fantasy, science-fiction, and a how-to manual. Well done, you!

Happy reading,