Clouding around the edge of the picture. Contrast of the black and white. The light in the back of the picture pops out more so you notice the child and the ball. Use a silhouette cut-out to make the silhouette of the child?
I grew up out of that strange, dreamy childhood of mine and went into the world of reality. I met with experiences that bruised my spirit - but they never harmed my ideal world. That was always mine to retreat into at will.