Our childhood experiences seem to get more utopian as we grow up. A time of little struggle and where our own way seemed to be much easier. One big part of my childhood fun is watching the show Tom and Jerry. The over-the-top antics and personalities of the characters is the beauty of the show. More than just crude humour, the personification of a cat and mouse living both in ultimate rivalry and yet, at times, the best of friends. Timeless stories, the show was made in batches as creators saw opportunities to continue this rolling mammoth of the cartoon world. In the 20th Century, Tom and Jerry was the highest grossing in its category, and for many others and myself it holds a nostalgic tune in our memories.
I think sometimes that they’re a really dysfunctional family or group of friends that used to get along and no longer do. They’re nice everytime and they usually say hi back. Yet, you’ll never meet them face to face. Not because they are too busy, they always make time for you. And they aren’t shy, they talk a lot. They can be stupid but seem to know a lot and they never stop using the internet.
Set during golden hour, I love the British countryside for these moments. For this photo to mean something, we’ve got to back up around two or three hours before.
I feel invited into this memory, dream or alternate reality with Quentin.
As I roll out of bed, I switch on the speaker and Jake’s song wakes me up. I stare out the window come rain, wind or shine and wonder where Grace is. Maybe I should learn the piece and play it on the keyboard. If you want to sing with me I’d feel lucky. I feel invited into this memory, dream or alternate reality with Quentin. I want to sing along in his room and forget about things. Just goof around, open the curtains and close them quickly in case Grace sees and I can be happy in the ambience.
Does this affect me?
Check yourself right now. What are you wearing? Some blue jeans and a white crop top or pink t-shirt with summer shorts? Or just joggers or trackies all day, every day. I'm just asking about your style here, please go ahead and express yourself as you want, in something that you're comfortable in. I mean I’ve thrown away all my clothes that can’t be used as PJs.
Heroes are a type of person. They have a choice, but fundamentally they are just us. The choice is how they live their life and for what. It might be conscious, unconscious or out of their control. A quick thought might be one of those famous faces on the movie screens and a common concept of what a hero might be defined from many films. Those personalities I believe to be present before the person made a choice in or out of their control, to act for others. Those personality traits remain with the person as the film plays out. But that’s still true in reality.