Having trouble concentrating today. Know I should be packing
for Sand Point Show this weekend, but somehow just
keep getting distracted. This children's
book wouldn't let go of me, and
now I know why!
While reading or scanning each antique book for sale--I'm fascinated by the
incredible level of detail, gorgeous depictions . . . especially in
children's books. This pop-up book is truly
extraordinary! As children, we're
encouraged to dream, even
fantasize. I have
trouble letting myself go, convinced
of all the *adult* things that must be accomplished.
Frankly, I wonder if my guard is down that I won't do a darned thing!!
When in *task master* mode, I'm convinced it's the way to
achieve my goals. But, is it . . . really?!
The magnificent absurdity of this book is reminding me
of the self-inflicted absurdity of my occasional (?)
O.C.D. Am I *enjoying* the journey?
Being a results-oriented person,
maybe not. so. much.
Continuing the distraction of this charming book, the truth literally
*lept* from the pages with this pop-up . . . .
Do these characters remind you
of anybody you know?
Please read the wisdom of children's poetry from 100 years ago (!)
. . . and we *pavement hawkers* think we're so
original and unique. I dedicate
this post to all my hard-working friends in the biz
(you know who you are--too many to list!).
* click on image to enlarge *
This diversion has made me very happy . . . hope it brought the light of
recognition and connection for you as well, pavement buds!
Now I can return to packing . . . a great
~ xoxo Debi ~