I’ve been meaning to upload this for a while now, but I’m not always the most on-the-ball person when it comes to tumblr. A recent post about children and alien abduction reminded me to get around to it.
As some of my long-term followers know, I spent last year living and teaching in Beijing, China. In one of my classes was a girl whose English name (for class purposes only) was Maria. She was only five years old but very kind and smart. One day she told me (through a translator) that she felt I had to know that she “sees things before they happen”. Later that week, she said she wanted me to have this picture of “the angels”. If you’re following this blog, the things I noticed about this drawing probably stand out to you like a sore thumb.
I didn’t want to circle these things but I don’t think it’s necessary. I have spent a lot of time looking at this picture, and I might be paranoid but, no, I’m pretty sure it is legitimately strange. The angels in Maria’s drawing look, to me, to be ascending into floating crafts and working with strange tools. And the small angel in the middle looks like she is presenting something to…well, that thing in the bottom right corner. The thing that looks an awful lot like a grey alien.
Though it would not have been appropriate to pry about this picture and talk about aliens in a classroom setting to small children, I’ve been wondering a lot about this ever since that day.
It could just be me and my mindset, it could be based on something she saw on television. But it could be something else. As is most often the case, it’s impossible to know for sure.