The theme at Sticky Fingers this week is A Novel Idea. Tara has challenged us to take a photo to reflect a famous book title. I chose one that featured in my childhood and symbolised so much more.
Through The Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
- Lewis Carroll.
Lewis Carrolls books are so much part of my childhood. I loved the stories but more than the stories i loved the ideas put across in them. The idea of another world, another parallel place. It was the same with Narnia, the whole escapism from normality.
As a child i constantly daydreamed and wondered about very dramatic events turning the world on its head. I always wanted to be kidnapped, for my house to burn down to the ground while we were at school and work. I imagined my Dad had a secret identity, that i was not really their child.
When i started out in childcare i used to love actually taking part in the imaginative play with the children, jumping from doormat to doormat to avoid the snakes and crocodiles. The world of a childs mind is so magical. We lose that as we grow older, we get carried away with the dullness of reality.
I see Tabitha looking at her face in the mirror and see her just managing to compute that this image is her own. That the smile smiling back at her is her own. Her mind is a vacuum ready to be filled with so many magical wonderful stories and adventures. I feel honoured to be able to observe.