|The Medici Fountain|
As I sketched, the Sasquatch grew a little bored and walked around. He soon came back and said, "I think there's something over there you'll really want to see."
He was right. Because "over there" was an amazing vintage carousel:
|the animals were designed by the Charles Garnier, the same designer of the Grand Opera!|
|Look how old the animals are!|
And I slowly figured out why. The carousel was an old-fashioned game. The children tried to catch the ring on the bell with their sticks. The grey horse must be the "lucky one" and the giraffe, not so much:
And to me, it was also very hopeful. In this day and age, with computers and video games, to see children enjoying something so simple was inspiring. Things don't have to light up, be bright, shiny, action-packed and new for kids to love it. Simple things can still be vibrant and beloved.
It seems like there are hundreds of articles a day about how the book is dead, how the new generations will turn up their noses at a paper book. Perhaps many will. But perhaps, many will not. Perhaps they will still find the simple pleasure in an old-fashioned book like they do with this old-fashioned carousel.