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“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”  Dr Seuss 

Going for the abstract . . . but I’m in there!  I’ll leave this one to the imagination . . . 

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“The trick is growing up without growing old.” Casey Stengel 

Today is “muck out the Shop and Garage” day.  We had to get the forklift out to move some heavy things around, and to put some stuff up in the mezzanine.  Of course, the little guy was immediately attracted to the “machinery”.  In fact, he insisted that he take a turn.  He didn’t like the sound of the motor though, so he just sat in the seat and “pretended” to operate it.  

I love the little ones and their great imaginations.  

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“A shadow of a reflection of an image of an illusion.”  Chuck Palahniuk, Haunted

What do your eyes see in this photo?  What is real . . . what is imagined?  I am fascinated that my husband saw something completely different in this shot – as he did not know what I had taken a picture of.  I really enjoy taking abstract photos but find myself getting caught up in trying to capture what is real.  I am challenging myself to look beyond the literal translation of what I am seeing, and capture something that makes the viewer stop and think about what they are seeing.   

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“Your children need your presence more than your presents.”   Jesse Jackson

We were out and about in the yard today – gorgeous day after a night of thunderstorms, lightening and heavy rain.  My Great Nephew followed me around as I puttered . . . helping me with trimming, pulling weeds, killing monsters.  All in a days work!

Just before lunch, I pulled out this old metal truck that had been my husbands when he was a child.  The little one was just fascinated with it . . . and I was just fascinated watching his imagination take him away!  No electronics needed, no fancy new toys . . . just room for an imagination to blossom, flourish . . . and get carried away!

Imagination is something I believe is seriously declining in our youth today . . . and I say that with the fear that I am sounding exactly like my mother, and her mother before her.  It’s a scary reality.  Our kids now think that we must entertain them, that they must be provided with all the toys and gadgets they desire.   Without them . . . they are lost, bored . . . they just don’t know what to do.  I’m concerned with where we are taking our kids . . . in to a world of no imagination, because it’s all provided for them in a little box that they are glued to 24/7.   Alarming . . . what is the future that my Great Grandkids will face . . . especially when I consider how much the world has changed in just my lifetime.  

It’s my perception that there is a serious lack of compassion and connection with others, a lack of desire to self motivate . . . a lack of involvement with ones environment.   And when the motivation is there . . . it’s all one sided and selfish.  As one who tends to Nurture others . . . and who strongly believes in community, connection and commitment . . . I struggle with what I see . . . 

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