who has experienced the day-to-day fun and foibles
of living with short humans with big heads and little
teeth understands how wonderful and how awful this
love our children LARGE, viewing them up-close from
a sometimes distorted vantage point that is denied
others. Children are self-absorbed complainer containers,
defiant little know-it-alls with very little history
of their own. They are voracious energy vampires.
not that I’m ungrateful but, I am tired! Admittedly,
they are sort of cute and funny in their own weird
ways, vessels of and for unceasing exploration and
invention. They are about stretching, growing and changing,
forcing us along on the ride. And…they make us immortal.
No small thing.
with more the revelation of treasure found than guilt,
I have eagerly stolen from my children and grandchildren,
primarily as models in this show. Thank you, my darlings,
for guiding the way through the years of my life.