I've always loved stories about relative size. Changing our perspective in our imagination and through fantasy stories also gives us an opportunity to change our perspective on our own life and world. Problems that seem huge and challenges that loom large can be looked at from a distance, or from a different angle. If we can shrink, so can they.
So, imagine my delight when I found this series of Tiny Golden Books a few weeks ago at the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Elsa and I love going to this huge outdoor cornucopia of vendors and dealers, which is held in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena.
I'm not sure if this is the complete series, but I wanted to share these images with you here .
In the middle of today's daily torrent of robocalls, viral emails, freezing credit, foreclosure notices, race cards, culture wars and general snarkiness, it is fun to crack open these pint size volumes, and share the stories and pictures of a much more innocent time and world with the kids.