It is officially the last day of 2017! I hope all of you reading this had a wonderful year and continue to follow your goals and dreams in 2018. The next 365 days are going to be very eventful, I'm sure, so make the best of it!
Last week, I posted a wrapping-up-2017 type post, and although today is actually New Year's Eve, I decided I would do something less related to the holiday anyway. I am constantly finding big questions in little things, and it proves to be extremely helpful as a blogger because I never run out of ideas! This time, I was thinking about the most notable fairy-tale in the world, Cinderella, and how a significant portion of the story is based around Cinderella's uniquely-sized glass slippers. Of course, it is a story of magic and fairy godmothers, so not all of it is meant to be taken seriously, but the thought crossed my mind- Could glass slippers ever physically exist and be used practically? Fashion these days seems to be continually pushing boundaries, so I wouldn't be surprised to see some trendy person walking down the street with glass stilettos on, but wouldn't the shoes shatter after two steps?
As 2017 comes to an end, I thought I would try to do a more creative post in celebration of the new year, as well as an easy reflection on the most popular events of this chaotic but memorable 365 days. Let's take a look at Google's top global searches about things you may have already forgotten about!
Some of the most famous children's shows, including Max & Ruby and Charlie and Lola never show the main characters' parents. Like many other curious people in the world, I have always wondered where these parents are and why they've left their children alone to do mischievous things that no real preschooler would be doing. Obviously, these are TV shows, so not everything about them is meant to be taken seriously, and I understand that Max & Ruby is a story revolving around two talking bunnies, but don't you still wonder?
These shows are geared towards younger, elementary-school aged kids. They take what they see in shows literally, and a huge portion of lessons they learn or knowledge they gain comes from TV shows, movies, or anything created for children's entertainment. So if they watched shows where the parents were never to be found, what would they think of their own parents? Were the creators of these shows deliberately trying to leave guardian-type roles out? Why?
Is modern art even good art, or is it just trivial flicks and splatters of paint? I don't know if there is a definitive answer. When I think of modern art, I think of the 1940-50's painter Jackson Pollock. Pollock was famous for his drip and splatter paintings and his heavy role in the abstract expressionist movement.
Even if you hate traveling and have never gone anywhere in the world, you still know about Hawaii. You might not know the four main islands are called Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, and you might not know that these islands were formed by underwater volcanoes that erupted thousands of years ago, but you know Hawaii. I visited this famed location last summer and spent my time on the beautiful island of Oahu. These islands are definitely one of the most decorated vacation destinations on the planet, and with the help of some lovely Hawaiian pictures, today we are going to explore why this is.