Every child is entitled to their own dream but how they would make it come true depends on their efforts and their determination. After all, the childhood is a great moment and period where children are free to explore everything. They are free to decide what they want to be when they grow up and they are free to change their minds.
Do you remember your childhood? When you were a kid, how many dreams had you had? Have you ever wanted to be a pilot? Have you changed it to be a doctor or a firefighter? Are you living the dream of your childhood now? Kids are allowed to dream because it gives them hope and expectation. It would be great if such dream can be their solid support in achieving their final path in life. However, in case they can’t achieve it, it’s okay. If they have a loving and fun memory of the childhood, it is worth something. Well, at least that’s what I think.
The Simplicity in a Dream
I took the picture and I deliberately set it in a very personal and simple photography just to capture the moment. As I said before, I wanted to capture the moment where children are free to dream, to imagine what their future will be. That’s why I decided that this picture should be made simple and yet speaks a thousand words to those viewing it.
If you look at the picture, it is obvious that the kid in the picture wants to be a pilot. It is kind of obvious from the old-school and antique flying head cover, the goggles, and also the wooden plane on the background. He was shot while lying down in a relaxed way – just like kids usually do when they are daydreaming. I imagine that this particular kid likes to spend his time outdoor, lying on the grass on the open field, looking up at the blue sky and imagining himself flying the plane – soaring up to the sky.
The brown leather briefcase is just a symbol that he wants to do the flying as his professional job. He wants to be able to work on air, instead of being constricted on land. With a big smile, he dreams of what he will be one day and all the things he can do. It is such a great time for being a kid and for daydreaming.