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Childhood Dreams

Pamela Phelps

Phillipsport, United States

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“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It’s just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn’t have expected.”
~Ben Okri

I grew up for many years meandering the halls of this building, a second home of sorts. Being the only young child there, my dreams often lead to fantasy of growing up and raising children of my own in a mansion similar to this. Dreams do not always happen as we would wish for, but life is happy and simple today regardless.

Composed in Photoshop with layers, partial mirror box effect, filters, effects, textures, and vintage coloration.

Background original image photographed in the old Morrison Mansion, now a part of SUNY University system, Middletown, New York, USA.
Girl in mirror is a copyright free, purchased vintage image.
Textures courtesy of Skeletalmess

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