Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Exemplifying Boyhood

Exemplification is a fascinating thing.

We say something 'exemplifies' something else, when it:

a. represents the something; and
b. is the something (or, more correctly: it possesses the qualities of the something).

Here, Nikos is exemplifying boyhood.

(He and I made the pistol with an old bedrail, jigsawed and painted black. I fixed the 1950s holster with my belt and some tacks. Ruth supplied the hat.


1 comment:

Gondal-girl said...

what a cutie! I love when kids things are handmade and imagination is let off the leash! My pet peeve are the video games of today ( watch out inner cantankerous senior citizen about to pop out) - they really starve children of the powers of their own imagination