This little creation makes me feel so optimistic. This chocolate-box chariot is what little Eric aged 5 made - with a little help from Gran who did the wheels - over Christmas.
Open it up and it is full of flowers Eric cut with his precious flower cutter. It reminds me of those Neanderthals who died out, and who were said to have decorated the graves of their dead with flowers.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanidar_Cave (Wiki again - sorree!!!)
So little boys do not just want to make cars that go faster, and chariots of fire. Before the world gets to them, they sometimes want to make chariots of flowers.
May the wheels stay on your chariot in 2012, and may it always be full of flowers and taking them to where they are needed.