Innocence is a vital component of this book. Morse portrays himself as a cute little animal to convey that innocence, and the reason seems to me is that he wants us to see that he still feels like a child in the world. He's making things up as he goes along and doesn't fully understand how it all works. At the same time, that child-like perspective is a blessing, as it allows him to see beauty in the simpler things. The ultimate point of the book seems to be that innocence is an inherent component of creativity. The point is made more subtly in the earlier part of the book, but the final few pages serves as Morse's overt statement on the issue. It's almost a manifesto, but really, it's a promise from a man to his son as well as a note of encouragement from the father to himself. Read Full Review
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