Peter Pan’s Been Drinking


After leaving Las Vegas, I stopped in Boulder City, NV to see the Toilet Paper Hero of Hoover Dam statue. (Read about my visit to the statue here: I parked my van almost directly in front of a statue of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell by Mary Zimmerman.

Of course, I decided to take some photos of this statue too.

This photo shows Peter Pan just the way he lives in my imagination: the tunic, the tights, the collar, the upturned shoes, the youthful grin.




But wait. Why does Tinkerbell look so pissed off? Hands on hips, head thrown back, her body language shows she’s not very happy with Peter. What is going on here?


Doesn’t Peter look a little glassy-eyed? Isn’t his grin a little sillier than it should be?


When I walked around behind Peter, I got my answer. Peter Pan’s been drinking! Dude, before I walked up, he was sipping a Miller High Life, and he left the evidence right back there. I guess even a Lost Boy who will never grow up sometimes likes to drink like a man.


(I did not stage these photos in any way. I shot the scene just as I found it.)


About Blaize Sun

I live in my van, which makes me a rubber tramp. I like to see places I've never seen before, and I like to visit the places I love again and again. I like to play with color. I make collages and hemp jewelry and cheerful winter hats. I take photographs and (sometimes, not in a long time) write poetry. All of those things make me an artist. Although I like to spread joy and to make people laugh, my wit can be sharp. I try to stay positives in all situations, to find the goodness in all people. But I often feel compelled to point out bullshit when I smell it. I like to have fun, to dance, to eat yummy food, to sit by a fire and share stories. I want to know what people hold dear and important, not just make surface small talk. This blog is a way for me to share stories. This blog is made up of my stories, rants, and observations, as well as my photographs.

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