Barefoot Summer

Those precious days of childhood
living in a different world
immersed in imagination

I snapped this photo of my 11yo as he intently watched The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.  His sword is his own homemade creation, a product of time spent in SuperDad’s workshop (a.k.a., the Bat Cave). The scabbard is what remains of a cheap plastic sword that lost a battle long ago, and “Tex” is the horse he received on his 4th birthday.
After 7 years, Tex is more likely to be a clothes horse than the faithful steed of a young knight, a prince, or a cowboy — yet here is proof of childhood hanging on to what is good and true, at least in our imagination.

This post goes with Carmi‘s weekly topic over at Thematic Photographic.

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8 responses to “Barefoot Summer

  1. I love that Eleven still feels free to be a child! Sometimes they don’t… and that saddens me. I LOVE this.

  2. What a lovely picture of your son. I’m with Melli – it’s nice to see someone his age who still is a kid.

  3. It’s wonderful to have a child in us at all times. Great photo 🙂

  4. This is so sweet. It makes you long for the days when your own mind was so easily swept up in fantasy. He looks like a creative kid.

  5. 11 and 12 year old are the cutest. I loved that age.
    It´s great that your boy is still holding on to childhood. I always think kids grow up waaaay too early!

  6. oh I love that horse!!!

  7. This is a wonderful pic. The nostalgia it conjures up is rich and sweet.