THIS IS ALIVE.

Look!
he screeched, racing over to pick a tiny, shiny object off the city sidewalk.

What is it?
I asked, hoping it might be a billion dollar coin.

I found a paper clip!
he yelled ecstatically.
I can build a lot of different stuff with it! 

And stuffed it into his pocket, eyes alert for the next treasure to be found.
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I have so much to learn still from children.