Peter Pan’s Been Drinking

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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: http://www.rubbertrampartist.com/2015/11/09/toilet-paper-hero-of-hoover-dam/.) 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.

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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?

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

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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.

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(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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