A good friend of mine generously gave me a handful of his favorite children’s books, among them one titled “Stuck” by Oliver Jeffers. At first read, “Stuck” is a beautifully illustrated, silly tale about the absurd and nonsensical approach little Floyd takes to get his kite out of a tree. A few hundred reads later at the request of my son, I couldn’t help but uncover
deeper messages about getting unstuck (blame it on my English degree).
• You don’t have to go at it alone.
• Focus on the solution — it might help you forget what problem you were trying to solve in the first place.
• Maybe the completely absurd, nonsensical approach is exactly the one you should take.
• Oh, and don’t forget about the people who helped you along the way.
About Sabrina Clark.