This letter (and things like it) are pretty much the reason I started this blog. My "elevator pitch" for a spot of whimsy has always included the tag, "I like life with a spot of whimsy. I blog to create and to share." This letter from a young girl to Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has taken on a life of its own.
That this team of scientists decided to respond to Sophie like this (a dragon R&D department!) makes me so happy that there are adults out there who believe in fostering imagination for as long as possible.
And here is Sophie's "dragon," created by CSIRO (full story on its creation here):
"Adults are only kids grown up, anyway." -Walt Disney
*images and story via here and here