Monday, January 14, 2008

Horsing around

Bid for this painting on Ebay!

Work is a big part of the Amish lifestyle, since the conveniences of modern life are shunned, everything has to be done by hand. From a young age, Amish children work the fields, help build houses, sew, cook and repair. It's hard to imagine kids in our urban society being willing to roll up their sleeves and muck in at 3am when the cows need milking. It was inspiring then, to see that the kids still have that youthful playfulness, so innocent and energetic - it seems we grow up too fast in a world where everything is so easily available to us through the internet, TV, and 'virtual' games where we don't even have to stand up to pretend we're shooting a gun, or riding a skateboard, or dancing, or playing a guitar. What happened to making your own fun?

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