lost balloon

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older

-Tom Stoppard

I don’t interpret this quote as we never grow up, it’s that we are lucky if we can carry within us those memories of childhood that were innocent, carefree, and full of wonder. I think it’s important to carry that with you at every age and stage of your life. Grow up, but don’t let yourself get old, which I’ve always thought happens when you let yourself become jaded and hardened by life.

I’ve always felt like I was encouraged to use my imagination so I enjoy photography because I can share how I see the world around me which, most of the time, is a pretty amazing place – and that’s why I started this blog a few years ago.

lost balloon

I took a picture of this balloon because it reminded me of a losing a balloon (I think it was a red balloon, but I could be making that part up) at Kinsmen Park in Saskatoon. I don’t think I was older than 4, and when I got out of the backseat of the car, I must have let go of the balloon (maybe I was excited to see the carousel) and watched it soar higher and higher up in the sky. I’m sure I cried.

Anyway, when I saw this balloon (I took this picture on the first warm day in March this year) it made me think of that. It’s not bad a memory, it’s just one of those random childhood memories that I’ve never forgotten!

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