“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
Jubilee is the elastic quality of time in childhood: the time spent swinging, playing with an insect, covering your body in mud, or sniffing a wet dog. Time when the days last forever, and staring at a ladybug — really looking at a ladybug — can take an hour that feels like a minute.
Once past childhood, most people long for the uncomplicated life of a child, to somehow regain that sense of wonder in the world and its infinite beauty. Jubilee is a glance back, a longing for the freedom, the possibilities of life in its nascent stages. Jubilee is about the melancholy of what could’ve been, as well as the magic and wonder of what is.—Parker Smith