"Yes, we agreed to give to Jesus this precious gift of a human child
," added Mary, the mother of Nyamale.
Psychologist Paul Fairweather (1981) proposed that the inner world of the human child
contains a symbolic family, which is an innate structure, comparable to an archetype, and an imaginary family that is developed from introjecting aspects of his/her existential family into the matrix of the symbolic family.
"In the magic kingdom of Seattle, this guy Gill Bates has everything in the world and all the money in the world," Cable offers, by way of plot explication, "but he has no children, so he creates this little robot to keep him company." Staying true to Pinocchio, Cable's creation endures a panoply of adventures--and comes out with same life lessons: "The whale play is really an examination of what it takes to be a human being--a human child
and a human father--in a very commercial, escapist society."
Stuck as a human child
, dubbed Roger by the sweet elderly couple (Tom Conti, Brenda Fricker) who takes him in, the guileless rat-boy suffers through a series of sometimes perilous adventures--being exhibited at a sideshow, captured by medical scientist, etc.--before being reunited with his benefactress, who's set to marry her prince (James Millard).
His stage direction was efficient and powerful, and his final tableau--of a human child
left on stage, the only one remaining to pick up the Norns' rope of knowledge--was stunning.
The stagers returned to source material to examine what had been left out in recent productions and restored one lovely scene where the trolls, heartbroken that they have lost their beloved Hilda (the human child
they kidnapped at birth), leave Denmark.
It is important to commemorate a God who loved us enough to become a human child
, like us.
In European folk tradition, a deformed or weak-witted offspring of fairies or elves substituted by them surreptitiously for a comely human child
the Extra-Terrestrial' comes the symbolic and magical image of the silhouetted bicycles 'flying' over the moon-plus the alternative 'signature' image of ET's finger making a special connection with a human child
, a clever takeoff on, of all things, Michaelangelo's mural at the Sistine Chapel!
The wizard tells her that, in order to become a human child
, she will need both birth parents and adoptive parents.
Whether raising an Amazon princess, a Jedi Padawan, a brooding vampire, or a standard-issue human child
, "Geek Parenting" will help parents to navigate the ion storms, alternate realities, and endless fetch quests that come with their being a parent today.
Monday PROJECT NIM BBC4, 9PM This documentary, from the team behind the Oscar-winning Man on Wire, tells the story of Nim, a chimpanzee who became the focus of an experiment in the 1970s which aimed to show that a chimp could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child
. Director James Marsh's film follows Nim's journey through human society and the impact he makes on people.