The World of Imagination

Exhibit A: My interest in wearing costumes and taking pictures began at an early age…
Here’s mom wearing her cool silver vest…and here’s me wearing it years and years later, after it had been relegated to the attic. This was my “World Famous Photographer” costume. Check out my cool camera (and the fact that my finger is covering the lens.) The way this high tech cardboard camera worked was that I’d snap a photo, then draw a picture of the photo I had captured in my mind’s eye.

But I love that my Mom understood the value of costumes. She’s always had rather eccentric taste, and never threw any of her crazy clothes away. They went into the attic, which became a secret world where I could escape and dream of all the things I wanted to be when I grew up. I tried on costumes and ideas; creating an alternate universe. I couldn’t have asked for a better gift.

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