— And when it became spring, just basking in the sunshine was not good enough for Pippi, so she steps straight down into
a ditch and starts jumping with joy in the water: It’s
only in this country that we’ve got this idea that children shouldn’t walk in ditches, she explains, but in America, the ditches are so full of children that there isn’t any room for the water.

Thinking like Pippi Longstocking is a good way for cracking open reality and discovering all the other possibilities.