Play while you can

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Play while you can
ceramic face, egg timer, toy rocking horse partially behind a steel curtain
and that thing in the front? ... it looks like some sort of cut-off valve.
19 x 24 x 9 cm
Dale Copeland

Paul looked at it and said it's "Play while you can".
That's a better title, and a better state of mind, than what I'd been thinking it meant.
I was considering something more like "Put away the toys".
When you realise that life is short, playtime is over.

Dale's studio can be found at Puniho,
Surf Highway, Coastal Taranaki, New Zealand

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