Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Thought of the Day #41

Do kids these days have the awe that I did (and do!) with glow in the
dark items? So many small things glow with batteries now, that it just
seems so commonplace to experience a softened glow in your hand. I
remember "powering" a little ghost finger puppet under a lamp and
spending hours marveling at its luminocity in the dark. I remember
thinking I had *the* coolest socks in school 'cuz I had GID socks. So
much fun, so few batteries. I'm writing this in the dark, and I have
the glow of my phone's screen in front of me, but it's not the same...I
want that awe back!

1 comments:

Gary said...

One favourite childhood toy, not just for me but the same for other friends was a torch. It brought out the sense of adventure going about in the dark it was so much fun. Also reading things in bed with it. I know what you mean about things now don't seem to have that same magic. Always a gadget for every occasion.