Not too long ago, a friend forwarded me an article about cave paintings. Not just any cave paintings, but 13,000-year-old cave paintings in France. Not just any 13,000-year-old French cave paintings, but a cave chamber full of 13,000-year-old French cave paintings that appear to have been made by children.
And people have been leaving their mark on the world ever since. Most of our marks will be lost to time, are mere chicken scratches in the dirt. I suspect our modern impulse to blog and facebook comes from a similar instinct as the one that drove the ancients to draw pictures of animals on rock walls.
I started these negative outlines of my kids' hands after stewing on similar ideas and Aboriginal hand stencils. Dang, these kids grow fast. Their hands are already much bigger than the outlines.
So these photos now join my other scratchings on the walls of the internet. Positive and negative effects on the world and those closest to us, dark and light.
Or maybe I should leave the philosophizing for the philosophers and just enjoy the pretty blue beads. Oooo, shiny!