as artists pursuing the creative life, we must choose what makes us happy, follow the voice within and live in a dream-like state where our inner child thrives. many times, a trade-off between the artistic and the pragmatic seems inevitable. 'reality' is good. 'practical' is good. 'responsibility' is also good. however, there are only a few versions of 'reality' and 'practical' while wonder manifests itself in a million ways. when we nurture that innocence and sense of wonder, the world becomes an interesting place for us and in turn, inspires us to make it interesting for others.
featured above: a different edit of the images from my first story, 'sid's world'.