Blogs have been around for a while now. What you’ll notice about the majority of them is that the focus is on the individual. There are blogs on:
- being a mom
- traversing through illness
- making a home
- music, art, hobbies
What you don’t find very often are blogs about fictional characters. Believe me, I’ve searched the internet. So why in Heaven’s name would I want to write a blog about fictional characters when it seems like most people are drawn to the more personal. Well, truly, I didn’t have a choice. My imagination has always been on overdrive. I have been giving voice to trees and animals and even vegetables for a very, very long time. It seemed a perfect transition for me to take three sweet dolls and let their voices be heard.
As we grow older, we put away our toys ~ we become adults. I’m not sure what that really means other than we get jobs to support ourselves and our families, providing food and shelter. But why do we have to put our toys away? Why do we have to quiet our imagination, forget our dreams?
When I bring the dolls to public events, my heart opens with such delight to see people get excited about them. I watch the children, so inquisitive and the adults light up. What a blessing for me to watch others smile.
My hope is that the blog will:
- bring more smiles
- reawaken imagination
- encourage dreaming
- believe in the unbelievable
We become so focused on surviving, on the what ifs and the sadness that is in the news, we forget to let go and believe in ourselves and life and play with abandon ~ like no one is watching and judging and, if they are, who cares. We become so caught up in who we think we are, we forget who we are at our core. Just by taking a few minutes to be with a young child as they talk to imaginary friends, their dolls and even the family pet, you can see how we are truly all about love and imagination.
Heres to looking beyond who we think we are!
Sweet blessings ~ Patricia
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