As the week comes to a close, I found myself rushing again, and so I skipped the prompts and did what I always do in these situations. Sketch a fantasy dessert. I suppose were this a proper fantasy, the slice would have been several times larger, but this is all the cake I had time to paint today. But since there’s cream involved, it’s all good all good. In truth, the latest version of one of my favorite video games of all time arrived in the mail and I can’t wait to play it. I sort of received a Nintendo Switch for my birthday, but only Philippe has really been playing it so far. I’ve been waiting for Mario Kart to come for the Switch and that day has finally arrived! It’s a ridiculously fun racing game where you choose from a host of impossibly cute characters and drive around different tracks while slowing down your opponents by shooting turtle shells out of your butt. Here’s hoping your weekend proves equally exciting.
Yeah, I’m a total kid still. I truly get just as excited about things like this as I did when I was young. I fully believe that’s a good sign. I think that if you ever find yourself feeling “too old” for something it’s a sad day indeed. Sure, our tastes may change a bit as we get older, but I never want to deny myself the pleasure of letting my inner child take over and just have a lot of silly fun. The side effect of my behavior has been that I’m even less comfortable in group settings filled with “adults,” but I never really liked those sorts of events. I prefer small gatherings with like-minded friends who are willing to just let go and have a good time. As most of you know, I’m not a fan of rules. Life seems to come with too many of them and there’s no reason to impose them on ourselves when we don’t actually have to do so.
So let’s all be kids again this weekend! Do something silly and fun that adults should never be “caught” doing. I’m convinced that the best artists share a similar muse and that’s the voice of the inner child. The one that only asks “why” in a true attempt to understand the world better and never to actually questions our actions. I like this little voice. It’s always made me smile knowing that he’s there, cheering me on. And I hope that 30 years from now, I’ve kept that voice alive. That I cheered back and didn’t try to quiet that youthful yearning that has always been bubbling in the background. So, yeah, I’ll be racing around a track this evening and giggling and yelling and being generally ridiculous. And I’ll be so thankful that an evening like this one is still something I can enjoy. It’s going to be awesome and that’s why I’m so ready for the weekend!
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