From guessing to questing

Take the old Jesuit saying

Give me the child until he is seven, and I will show you the man.

and make it intersect with Brenda Laurel's finding, from interviews with over 1,000 children, that of the categories of play, the largest category for girls aged eight to twelve is narrative construction

Stories were made up about existing narratives or from whole cloth. Stories could be told, written, drawn, theatrically performed, or improvised. (Brenda Laurel, ACM Digital Library, interactions Vol 11 No 5 (2004))

and extrapolate and universalize: after seven there is the mad liberty of make believe intersecting with reality.

And so for day 251