"Somehow I can't believe there are any heights that can't be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy and the greatest of these is Confidence. When you believe a thing, believe it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably." ~Walt Disney
I think (actually pretty sure) every photographer has at least one photo of their child or a client wishing on a "wishy willow". I have one of my youngest doing this last year (at 1) and now this year (at 2). My goal: to do a shot like this every year until she won't let me do it anymore. And then, God willing, images of her child doing the same some day. My wish.
What I wish for my children, outside of the obvious things, is confidence. Confidence in their dreams and most importantly themselves. Confidence is the key to that oyster that is their world.
What intrigues me is that when we wish, we close our eyes. How do we know to close our eyes or why do we think that closing our eyes will make the wish any closer to coming true? No words of wisdom to answer this, just an observation......