“You can’t crawl back in the dollhouse
You’ve gotten too
You’ve got to live here
Like the rest of us do.
You’ve got to walk roads
That are winding and new.
But oh, I wish I could
Crawl back with you
Into the dollhouse again.”
― Shel Silverstein
As adults, we forget the magic of play. I am fortunate, with my job, that I am able to surround myself
with children who are engaged daily in play.
I have many toys that I have accumulated over the years for my children to play with in the classroom. My students seem to enjoy indoor recess on rainy days as much as they do outdoor recess as they have many items to choose from for play. One of these choices is a dollhouse that my mother found for me years ago. Over the years, the door has been ripped off of its hinges, stones have come off of the fireplace, and the furniture has taken a beating. But, even with the wear and tear over the years, my students still love to play with this house.
As an adult, compositing allows me to continue with creative play.
I searched my images to see who I could put inside the house. A senior prom picture taken a few years ago of Abi and Jeremy seemed perfect as I took it at Abi’s house in front of the fireplace.
I added a framed picture in one of the upstairs rooms.
A color adjustment over the entire image helped bring it all together.
I am thankful, in my older years, that I am still able to play on a Saturday afternoon.