The theme this week for the Sunday Postcard Art challenge is ‘When I grow up’. At first I didn’t really know what to make of it and I started looking at some old photos of me as a child and I remembered what it was like. It was one particular school photo from 2. grade that inspired this one. I had just changed school in the Spring and I was still the new kid. I was the kid with the bad haircut and homemade clothes. The kid that tried to put a smile on whenever I didn’t know how to respond to a situation which admittedly I still do.
I was the kid that didn’t know that I could have expectations for the future, I also just figured I would get what was given to me and nothing more which seen in the light of my later interest in Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and founder of the Existentialism, seems even more sad.
Yet still looking back on the 7 year old Jeanet, I really only had one wish. I wished I could be less awkward and more like every one else. I’m not sure I ever quite succeeded in that but I guess I’ve learned to deal with it.