I was with my girlfriend one night, and her daughter ran into her room when we were about to watch an animated movie. I was curious to see what would come next. To my surprise, she came out in a princess dress costume. She was getting into character. We wanted to be in a role with her, so we did. It was the most excellent time in the life of a six-year-old.
Gracie had a different costume for three of the movies we watched that night. She and her mother inspired me that night. The idea came to my mind to write a story about a little girl who could use her imagination in that way. I think that this kind of joy is what will help to continue bringing hope and love to the world in a time when it could use it.