Monday, October 23, 2006

Calcutta photoblog: children must play

The theme for today’s photoblog is: “children must play”.

Irrespective of the surroundings, irrespective of their plight, children are after all children, and they will play, come what may.

Watching children play, amidst a blighted, squalid environment – yields clues about the child’s imagination.


"The child in sunshine sees the violet shadows upon the dusty road just as the impressionist paints them: it is only the mis-educated grown up, who has been trained from old pictures, or perhaps still more from printed descriptions of them, who persuades himself that the same shadow is brown. To escape from common literary epithets and to be encouraged to observe how often earth is purple, grass gold, and the sea all possible colours is a training which most of the older generation have missed and which the younger are not by any means sufficiently receiving."

Patrick Geddes

2 comments:

kathy said...

Hi Rama

It is true what Patrick Geddes said about children. Children are so very creative and there is so much we can learn from them, if we just take time to see life through thier eyes.

someone said that "We spend, on average, 6 hours per week shopping, but only 40 minutes playing with our children."

sad.

Kozi Wolf said...

beautiful theme

'all work and no play makes jane a dull girl' is how the saying goes.
we all need to play!
so here's to playing on!