|I love this kid!|
The other day my Mother was going through old photos and she sent me this one (above) of me as a little girl in the bathtub with my pajamas on.
I actually have a clear memory of this moment. My Mom had just gotten me out of the tub and dressed when something urgent made her leave the room briefly. I remember looking over at the tub, seeing my toy boat still floating in the water and thinking, "I was having fun in that tub, I should get back in".
And so I did. With all my clothes on.
Of course Mom was back in a flash and found me there happily playing with my boat. She told me years later that it had been a difficult day and she was a bit exasperated at first but she didn't let it show and obviously I was so cute and having so much fun that she quickly got over it and thought to capture the moment.
I'm so happy to have this photo now because whenever I think of my inner child, this has been the picture I see in my mind. I see the image of the little girl whose first instinct was to do what was fun. I see the girl who found her toy boat and her own imagination so enjoyable that she just had to get back in that tub, pajamas and all.
I see her whenever I am tempted to do something I think I "should" do when what I really want to do is play and create in my studio. I see her when I start to take life too seriously or worry too much about what other people think or forget that my imagination is my super power.
I see her and I think, Victoria, get back in the tub.
Pajamas be damned.
Happy creating to you and your inner child!
Peace, Love and Art,