“Once there was a girl, much like any other, whose head was filled with all the curiosities of the world.” The girl along with her grandfather explore the world and discover new things. Until, one morning, she found her grandfather’s chair empty.
Unsure of how to feel she put her heart in a bottle and carried it around her neck. “She was no longer filled with all the curiosities of the world and didn’t take much notice of anything… other than how heavy… and awkward the bottle had become.”
Her life continued this way until she met a small child filled with the wonder she once had. She decides to break her heart out of the bottle, but can’t remember how. “It occurred to someone smaller and still curious about the world that she might know a way.” She placed her heart where it belonged, rediscovering her curiosity and love of the world.
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