A fellow blogger friend of mine, Trina at https://itsgoodtobecrazysometimes.wordpress.com/about/ posted a question the other day and asked “what is the most ridiculous thing you have ever bought?” I thought about it while staring at my alter. A small table where I keep the knick knacks and stuff I cherish, hold a deeper meaning for me and relax me. Immediately, the little statue of a magenta ballon animal shaped as a dog silently barked! I purchased it last year in an art gallery in Miami when my son, Tyler and I were there on vacation. It was a very memorable time because my son and I hadn’t seen each other in over 2 1/2 years! Yes, divorce sucks! That particular day, we rented a car and drove from my parents home 45 minutes to Miami for the day. I had the best time just talking with him, sitting on the beach together and showing him my favorite spots to hang out, eat and shop. Ty is my oldest, my first born and the light of my life. We have so much in common. I was a stay at home Mom in the first part of my adulthood.
Three main reasons I wanted it are one, I love dogs and currently I don’t own one. Two, I loved balloon animals as a kid and always kept the ones that were made for me when I’d attend parties or events where there was a clown. My inner child is happy, little Maria is recognized when I see him everyday reminding me to not take life too seriously. Three, my son and I had the best day there together and this souvenir reminds me of that wonderful day with him.
For a little background on this particular piece of art by Jeff Koons read https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.dailyartmagazine.com/jeff-koons-balloon-dog/amp/
Thank you my friend for asking a simple question and reminding me of an awesome day with my son!!