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It’s Pixel Fix Friday!

Wherein I (sometimes) post one or more photos I’ve taken, and write about ‘em. Each and every (occasional) Friday. * * *

The Ringmaster.Ringmaster Fisher Price Figurine

He played a large part in my childhood.

He be the Ringmaster of the Fisher-Price Circus Train for godsakes!

[Cue AVALANCHE of memories.]Fisher Price Circus Train and Figurines

Memory fascinates me. The sheer power of it, the specificity of it, and the myriad ways in which it can be triggered.

Sometimes it can be overwhelming.

And sometimes I don’t like the feelings it evokes.

Fisher Price Ringmaster FigurineNonetheless, I am always fascinated by it.

What power the Ringmaster wields!

And I like the idea of taking these potent little triggers from my past, and re-styling them somehow. So, instead of just relinquishing myself to the vortex of emotion they inspire, and then just idly tossing them aside, I’d rather grab them, and stick them in a different context, or in a different place, and take their picture.

Yank them into the present with me.

That way I can honor what they once represented, but also give them a new part to play in my life.Fisher Price Ringmaster Figurine

Maybe I’ll Pixel-Fix-Friday them.

And put the Ringmaster back to work.


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One comment on “It’s Pixel Fix Friday!

  1. M
    December 28, 2012

    I love this post Kim, and I LOVE the idea of you pixel-fix-fridaying them sometime in new locations with new memories! Awesome!


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