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Dry Ridge, KY, December 2008 [Click to enlarge]
Please note: This photo supports our latest Thematic Photographic theme, busted. Please click here to add your $0.02 to this never-ending photographic adventure.We're midway through our drive to Florida. We've stopped in this town for lunch and, for the first time since leaving home, the van isn't shellacked with ice. We doff our coats and pack them away, where they'll remain, untouched and forgotten, for the next couple of weeks.
Before we finish topping off the tank and getting back on the road, I spot this abandoned house across the street. As I've done so often since I met her, I give my wife The Look, the one that practically begs her permission to take a tiny little detour so that I can remember a moment along the way. All I need is a couple of minutes to walk across the parking lot and shoot across the street. Nothing fancy. She nods approval, but I know the clock is ticking.
As I walk back to the car, I smile at the irony of time. As rushed as I was, time seemed to be something this house had ample amounts of.
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About last week's photo of our son leaping into the surf: This is one of my favorite moments from our time away. It captures the unfettered joy of being in a special place, surrounded by special people whose only wish is to ensure he's happy and safe. It's the perfect place to be when you're eight, or any age for that matter. This week's honorable menschens captured the spirit of Noah with grace:
- Morah Mommy: "What crab?!"
- Pamela: "Break dancing."
- Dana: "Wavelength exuberance.."
- Robin: "Jump start."
- PastorMac's Ann: "Catch me if you can!"