Young Thrills

Fear is a profound part of childhood—everything and everyone looms large.

 

Children’s own imaginations are often the greatest ally to fear.  When children see something unexpected or mysterious, they remember. It imprints and assumes mythological proportions. That is why objects can so easily become frightening. In broad daylight, they are harmless props. But with the proper sense of theatre they grow like shadows to mingle with one's memories.

 

How do feared objects help form our identity, shaping us as individuals? As we age, do they recede into nostalgia or continue to loom in our subconscious?

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© Brendan Griebel and Jude Griebel