Dr Abe V Rotor
The world upside down
Summer (Acknowledgment; Prize-winning Canon photos)
Sweet childhood is looking at the world upside down in all its perfection, bringing the sky down, the trees rooted above, passersby floating, defying Newton's law of gravity.
Sweet childhood is turning back the hands of time, making the day longer and summer the longest season, in idleness and frolic, joining the world of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.
Sweet childhood is dreaming of goalless dreams, building air-castles out of clouds against the blue in ever changing mythical figures, re-creating the world of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
Sweet childhood is looking into the water like a crystal ball, reading the promises and magic of tomorrow, finding the image of Narcissus no one but the beholder himself.
Sweet childhood is frolicking in careless adventure, bold and daring, nonetheless the test that gave the world the boy who saved Holland, and the boy that stood with an apple on his head. ~