This week Ailsa’s challenge is “Toys“. I though a bit about how to do my bit for the theme. One of Ailsa’s photos got me thinking about the old quote about boys and their toys. Size… and age?
Well, maybe not the age of the toys, unless its coated in original E-Type… in British Racing Green disguise. Two Jags seen purring along on the motorway. Now, tell me who wouldn’t want a toy like this? Or this?
Yep, it’s only the size that changes… or is it? Go and have a look at Ailsa’s post… there’s a photo of two grown men sitting on the beach… playing with their children’s toys! Sometimes, we men can’t afford the big toys so we go with the models… now, not the skimpy clad models who strut about displaying their wares… rather the others we put on display in glass cases…
Then… why have a cabinet full of toys that you can’t really do much with them? Sometime the boys have to grow up but as they still want to play they must find ways of harnessing their desires… even when they must scale down… as seen in Phoenix Park
So… there you have it… the models and their men… toys for boys and boys for toys!
Before I go… a few week’s ago I noticed a post over at the de Wet’s Wild… a challenge to post 3 quotes in 3 days. I’ve begun dropping a famous quote on LinkedIn on the odd occasion so why don’t I’ll leave you with something apt by the great Sir Winston Churchill?
“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”