Speaking with the creators of Tag, one thing is quite clear: they cherish childhood. I’ve always believed that grown people who haven’t forgotten the magic of being a small kid are the most special people on earth. Like childhood, high school and teenage years are just as special and unique a time. As a current high schooler, I’ve realized people my age are just on the precipice of the rest of our lives and yet we are not far from the same care-free children who worshiped a good game of tag. This is a period of our existence that is brimming with life and experiences, yet there is still so much more awaiting in the future. And more than fall football games and PROM, this is a time of forming relationships and learning- learning all you can before the weight and responsibilities of the world are felt. I notice such an eagerness to grow up in myself and the people closest to me, but we must enjoy the state of life we’re experiencing right now, cherish the memories and moments that make up these young years, and keep hope for the future...because it is so exciting. I wanted to capture the essence of these years in my collaboration. Through bright colors and fun pictures that I feel represent some of my favorite parts of life right now, I want to remind people that we should always enjoy the events of present life, but must never let go of childhood and teenage spirit, because as Ferris Bueller said, “Life moves pretty fast, and if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” I really like that movie.
Let’s help give a chance to children at the shelter to also share in a carefree and colorful youth, and an even brighter future.
- I love dancing, singing, music, and movies.
- I want to study in Italy someday.
- On my dresser, I have a signed picture from Leo and Kate of Jack and Rose on the edge of the Titanic.
- My favorite band of all time is the Beatles.
- The first time I went skiing, a ski mobile had to take me to the bottom of the slope after I wiped out.