C Plane Print
Remember alphabet soup? Something about it brings out a sense of wonder and curiosity in us as kids. We stir it around to see if any secret messages emerge randomly, like a vegetable fueled Ouiji board. We use our spoon to carefully arrange our own words, spell our name, a simple sentence, or maybe a dirty word. Just me?
But then we outgrow alphabet soup. Why? Are we afraid our sophistication will be challenged? That we’ll be considered immature? That people won’t take us seriously?
It’s impossible for me to see an airplane and not think of my father-in-law Gary. He loves airplanes. He used to drag his wife and four daughters to air shows. Their reviews of the regular excursions are mixed, but one thing was constant: it was always an opportunity for Gary’s inner child to soar. His passion for airplanes has never faded.
When we are kids, we are drawn to wonder, and there are so many things that light us up and get us excited. Too often, like our declining consumption of alphabet soup, we neglect or hide the things that light us up.
Embrace your guilty pleasures. Find what lights you up and love it. Reconnect with the passions that get your inner child fired up and own them. Never outgrow your sense of wonder.
This colorful artwork by Jason Kotecki comes in a variety of sizes.