This post is for those of you who ever experienced a certain, wonderful little thing called childhood.
This is for those who didn't know what 'innocent' meant. You just were.
This is for those who ever dressed themselves in a mismatched assortment of clothing (aka Froggy Facts t-shirt, green swim trunks, and rubber cowboy boots) and believed it to be a job well done.
This is for those who smiled unabashedly for the camera without asking to see the photo afterwards and perhaps moan about some flaw in their features. You simply didn't worry or care about such things.
This is for those who ever wore their nicest polka dot flip flops on a walk to the pond and regretted it for the dirt.
Whoops. How did that get in there?
This is for those whose biggest worry in life was something as small as outrunning Brother in a race down rows of corn.
This is for those whose imaginative spark transported them to another place altogether. When something as simple as an irrigation gun became an Army tank in a foreign battlefield defending the United States.
This is for those who could suddenly drive, fly, shoot guns, or have insanely amazing super powers...perhaps all in the same twenty minutes.
"Raise the guns..."
"TIGHTEN THE...uh, whatever it is that you...tighten...on a tank."
"Look up, men!"
This is for those who became so swept up in their game that everyday happenings (such as a jet flying past) only added to the excitement.
"Did we get 'im?"
This is for those who stood a foot taller during these sessions of pretend, because in those moments, you weren't playing Superman or a war hero. You became them.
(This shot reminds me of the soldiers raising the flag at Iwo Jima for some reason).
This is for those who could pause the game and make silly faces for the camera, not caring who was watching.
This is for those who completed a game of pretend with a heady sense of accomplishment at a job well done.
This is for those who ever wonder why they were in such a hurry to grow up and leave all of that behind. And this is for those who sometimes--just sometimes--wish they could go back for a brief while and relive every wonderful, magical, imaginative second.