Joseph Campbell loves stories about children's readiness to live in imagination. Campbell and his wife lived in a Greenwich Village apartment, and Joseph, arriving one day, found no place to park. After circling the block a while, he saw a space open. As he began to back in, a child standing on the sidewalk said indignantly, "You can't park here. I'm a fire hydrant." Campbell drove away and found another place.

Robert Bly, The Sibling Society