Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 17: Real Life

Amber Fischer Photography Challenge

Day 17: Real Life

Today is my 25th Birthday. It doesn't get more real than that.

I had plenty of ideas for today's theme, but they were all revolving around either boring or static themes, or some even depressing ideas. I couldn't bring myself to do them. 

At then at the end of today, I was looking at the 4 tiny plush friends I made for myself as a gift with their tiny birthday hats (which I also made today). At that moment, I realized I couldn't pick something from "real life" because my real life isn't anything like what you are told it should be. My real life revolves around worlds that do not exist, creatures that cannot be, and even that will never happen. 

I truly believe that there are big, hairy monsters lurking in in the snowy mountains of the Himalayas. That a complete stranger can show up on my doorstep and will take me traveling through time in his TARDIS. That other worlds exist that I can find by falling down a rabbit hole. And I would do anything for love. 

Magic can absolutely be real if you make it and let it happen. Believing in the impossible is so much more fun than believing in nothing. When a white rabbit showed up on our doorstep a few months ago, I chased it down until Kevin caught me and carried me back inside our apartment. Why? Because it was fun to pretend that rabbit was going to lead me to Wonderland, (if he truly was, Kevin ruined my chances of going!). 

This isn't to say I don't know how to be serious or an adult when I need to be, but I will never grow out of tea parties with my stuffed animals and looking for Bigfoot in the trees of Oregon. I will always try and create magic everywhere I go, and pass it on to other. 

In real life, I am 25 years old today. In my heart, I am still a child discovering all the wonders of the world and celebrating my birthday with my favorite friends.