I have already written that all children should have the time to visit their own Neverland, but I have forgotten to mention that to take this trip, you need to (and according to Zakhoder, who translated Alice in Wonderland into Russian, “absolutely must”) know a bit about the world. That is why when new kids comes to our studio, I show them some things and ask them some questions in order to find out what they know and what they are interested in. It is not a test or exam but rather a ritual of getting acquainted (sometimes very pleasant for both parties). Why am I writing this? Because today we met a boy at our studio who recognized an astrolabe at first glance, and even explained how to use it. I am sure that this boy will find his way to Neverland.
“It Measures On Its Own” (from The Twelve Chairs)