Reflections on Thanksgiving and never quite growing up

Well, in the United States the Thanksgiving Day weekend holiday is winding down. I was quietly surfing the web for images late Sunday afternoon when I came upon a retrospective of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in photographs. There is so much bad news that you feel guilty about a diversion. Still,  I thought that I would share this series from CBS News with you.. The point about it is that each photograph is a little time capsule defining who we were in our fantasies at any given point in the last 81 years. We start with a bizarre Captain Nemo, then move to Superman, then Sesame Street, Charlie Brown, and then a Power Ranger. The simple point however, is the very meaning of the story of Peter Pan, there is something to be said for retaining childhood fascination for never quite growing up.

 

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