Why should kids be having all the fun?
After we got all heavy last week with the stuff about washing off this year, I felt a bit guilty. This is the holiday season, after all, and is supposed to be about joy and happiness and having fun. So, I watched a couple of old holiday movies to get me in the mood before processing this week’s images. What did I learn?
DO. NOT. GROW. UP.
Seriously. Any time Christmas is in danger it’s because someone lost that childlike innocence that allows our minds to creatively suspend reality and then they get lost in all the dark, dank, and horrible things going on in the world. Don’t want to deal with any of that? Then don’t grow up. Believe in Santa Clause. Okay, be careful with that or your kids might get a little upset and the lack of quantity under the tree and all. Santa still needs your help. But still, don’t grow up.
Obviously, we played heavily with this series. I’ve not done a holiday set like this in something like nine years. I’m rather loathe to pull out the snowflake brushes and fiddle with all the different sizes and directions necessary. But then, I thought, why not mix in some candy canes and wave forms? You know, take the experimental series to the North Pole or something?
These are light-hearted and fun, to be sure, but the underlying message is as true as the fact our model and the chair don’t match. DO NOT GROW UP.