As a child, I always asked for a pony. My parents response, "We don't have a place for a pony. How about a nice doll?" I've never been a fan of dolls, but because I was a girl in the 60s, I was expected to love them and practice being a mommy. To me they were boring, just a blob of plastic sitting there expecting someone else to make all the decisions. Without interaction, I quickly lost interest.
A pony, on the other hand, would be an adventure. We'd ride through the forest slaying dragons, or run off a band of thieves. A hawk would alert us to what was ahead, or a fox would bring news from someone in need.
Looking back, I can see how my imagination has always played a big role in my life. Today, my wish would be to always find the magic in life that continually finds its way to the written page.
Life is good!
Michelle Craig Snively sees the world through the lens of an artist. Life is not simply black and white, but an array of beautiful hues that blend to create stories of magic and mystery.