“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living,
my baby you’ll be.”
-Robert N. Munsch, Love You Forever
When I think about youth, especially when its a new bundle of joy that is about to come into the world, I think about the books I used to read as a child. Eric Carle, Robert Munsch, and Roald Dahl were my favorites. These authors were able to capture the world through a child’s eyes: colorful and limitless. For this entry, I am going to focus on Robert Munsch. In several interviews he has claimed that he writes new stories for children by using the oral tradition of story telling. He tells the same story over and over until they are good enough to write on paper, then it becomes published. The most difficult book to write to publish and write was Love You Forever. It has a simple message but powerful. It brings a reader through all the stages of life from birth to death by presenting them with the theme of unconditional love. Love and happiness guides them through and the affection shared between mother and son moves them forward.
Now, when we look at a baby shower, there is an incentive to celebrate a new life. The love and happiness showcased by guests and family brings everyone together to share a healthy start. In this series, the photos represent these symbolic values.
In this shot, I narrowed the focused on the centerpiece of the table. A bassinet made out of diapers. In past history, we have always seen babies being left in bassinets. These kind of cradles always offered a sense of protection and ease.
The shot of the cake offered insight into the newborns gender. The parents wanted the sex of the baby to be a surprise so many gifts and decorations needed to be gender neutral. No matter the gender, the love for the little one will be unconditional.
The last shot although not directly related to the baby shower was of the family dog. We always see pets as part of the family. They are loyal and are loved by those around them.