Thursday, July 21, 2005

Vacation images - sandy ground

Another photo in an occasional series from our trip to Florida last December...

It's not the beach, but a playground in a park near my in-laws' place. Still, it takes me to a far-off desert as I wonder about the never-ending forces that reshape the surface every day. Kids really can change the world. On a really small scale, here's some proof.

Your turn: What is it about playgrounds that makes them such fertile ground for thinking? What do you think about when you sit around the edges of one?

9 comments:

PresentStorm said...

I love the way you look at life .I have never thought about a playground really as a place to think .I may have to start digging a lil deeper as I do everyday tasks :)

Blond Girl said...

For me, Carmi, playgrounds make me think of the innocence of childhood and the absolute acceptance that "this is what life is all about". If a slide is made in the shape of a boat, then it is a boat, even if it will never see water.

I love to take sweet girl to the playground just to see how she interacts with her world.

A wonderful post!
Oh, and thanks for visiting mine.

Danb said...

All I remember of playgrounds as a kid is that I would constantly ponder... "How can I make it from one side of this playground, touching everything, and NOT touch the ground." I would swing from swing to swing... go down the slide... and STOP before i got to the bottom only to run back up it and jump to another part of the playground... the funny thing is that now when I sit and look at a playground... I do the same thing... Figure out how I could navigate the whole thing without touching the ground.... ;)

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i think you can just go there and relax, put away all your thoughts from the day, sit there, either play yourself or sit and watch the kids

Knockoff said...

It's just that when I'm on a playground and sitting in a swing, I can slip back into my childhood and forget responsibility and bills and work for a moment, and be that little girl that tried to touch the sky with the tippy toes of her shoes. That kind of freedom from the convolution of being adult allows you to think creatively and most times, I leave that swing with a smile on my face :)

jlybn123 said...

Playgrounds always make me feel very cheerful. Watching my kids and others is always fun and just takes me right back to being a kid too! And yes, I usually always swing on the swings too! Why not?

Stationery Queen said...

I've often sat and watched kids & the world go by. Gives me hope.

puremood said...

Unrelated to the post.

I was thinkin' yesterday (Friday) when doin' the M&G.... I was purposely skipped and the reason was the person already visited my site and thought one visit was enough...

I assume it was a new person... but I, at the time thought of you LOL I replied on teh M&G "No, you can visit as many times as you want, as long as you want to..." I wanted to add "just ask Carmi" but didn't want it taken the wrong way so I left that part off. I enjoy your many comments and am glad you like my site enough to comment multiple times on multiple posts. Hope you feel the same :)

Mrs. Fun said...

A playground.......
Is aplace i would go as a teen and young adult when i was sad,upset,hurt,mad or even happily falling in love.
I love to sit on a swing with my toes in the sand.
Now a playground i go to enjoy my children and appreciate them to the fullest.