So maybe the title is pretentious, as it is really just 30 seconds of kids skating in the backyard...but I often think of the concept of the idealized childhood. I want my kids to feel safe and loved, connected to good people and nature, learning and experiencing, with lots of opportunities to grow. Same as any parent, I guess. I even put together a set of photos I've taken around the theme a while back (slideshow here). Here's what I wrote about it then:
Anyway, I started collecting photos that reflect something special about childhood, theirs in particular. Familiar themes -- play, imagination, outside fun, reading, trips -- my taking of the photos and the selection of them around this theme are probably motivated by nostalgia...recreating what I valued in my own childhood. And of course conveniently leaving out the less-than-great parts."
This bonus photo is from Ivy's get together with a friend from her class this week. We happened to have an extra pair of skates, so they spent a happy half-hour zooming around out there.