What Shall We Do Today?

A wonderful music find today that examines childhood’s bittersweet fading star through friendship, transitions, impositions and blue skies. At least that’s what I see and hear in Brit punk duo Slaves new video Photo Opportunity from their latest album, Acts of Fear and Love.

The activities of the two boys in the video and the spaces where their exuberance explodes speak to the freedoms of childhood, skylarking with friends away from adult eyes. But there’s also a sense of impending change signaling that childhood’s time is slipping away. It makes me think of my son and daughters as they approach the vanishing point – that place and time where play is no longer their daily self-directed magic.

Watch the video and see. I’d love to hear what PlayGroundology readers think.

Thanks to Vero – a Truly Social Network – for introducing me to Clash where I read about Slaves and embraced this new-to me gem.

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