High Hopes

Here, a young girl suspends herself high above the Earth by way of a favoured playground amusement. Aloft in the carefree, boundless, and rarified atmosphere of childhood, she surveys the horizon of her future; secure and buoyed by the love and enthusiasm of those who have her best interests at heart. The illustration—and its message—is made that much more enigmatic by way of an optical illusion that sees the nearer pole of the monkey bar appears further off in the distance: a flair for the impossible so seemingly appreciable and accessible to the young…and sometimes so irrevocably lost to the wages and woes of adulthood.
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