This poster art caught my eye recently. I walked away from it three times before I finally decided to buy it. It cost $2.oo.
Why did I walk away? The same old things: no room, where will I hang it, why do I want it, it’s not exactly useful…
Why did I go back? The picture made me remember feelings I’d had before. Something in it appealed to my emotions more than it appealed to my eyes.
It also made me think of scenarios and questions such as…
- Is it early morning? Maybe the baby woke up and is done sleeping. The mother could use some more sleep, but her mind is already busy thinking of all the things she needs to do.
- Is it a late sunset? Maybe the mother is waiting for her husband, the baby’s daddy, to come home. She’s worn out, been home by herself all day, and ready for adult conversation.
- Is somebody leaving or somebody coming?
- Is the baby sick, sleepy, happy, ready to play?
- Has the mother been walking the floor with a crying baby? Maybe the view out the window quieted the baby and she’s relishing the quiet.
- Maybe it’s just time to get up. They are enjoying a quiet hug and a view out the window before they head to the kitchen for breakfast.
- Do you think the baby is a girl or a boy?
- Is it raining, sunny, or a snowy view?
When my husband asked “Why did you buy it?” I spit all this stuff out. He kind of stared at me and said, “You think too much.” 😀
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