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Destination: "Imagine Nation"
January 9, 2014 - Joselyn King
A good friend tells me his first job was delivering milk "all over town" from childhood bedroom with his Matchbox delivery truck.
This set me to thinking .... as a child I always wanted to live in Barbie's Townhouse, wear her clothes and drive that purple Corvette. While bouncing a ball against the outside garage wall and catching it in my 1st baseman's mitt, I always wondered if someday I could play in the major leagues.
I mean, anything was possible.
Television also captured the dreams of a growing youth. How cool would it be to live the life of "That Girl," the aspiring actress in New York City. But then "Bewtiched" came on. Oh why, why, did Darren tell Samantha not to use her witchcraft powers -- in essence, be herself? And why did Samantha listen to him?
An only child, I wanted to run off and join the Brady Bunch. I mean, no one would notice that extra child there, would they?
The commercials also were great, as well. I wanted to "bring home the bacon, and fry it up in a pan" even though I had no use for the perfume the spot touted.
In my "Imagine Nation," I had control over all happenings. If I could dream it, then obviously it was real.
I hope all children someday design, build and live in their own "Imagine Nation." If not with Legos, maybe there is an Ipad app they can utilize.
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