Saturday, March 07, 2009
Making eyes by the pool
Deerfield Beach, FL, December 2008
The scene: Early morning, poolside. I've come here to do some photo editing and shooting because there's nothing quite like early morning quiet-creative time when you're on vacation. That and sitting outside on a warm December morning is a welcome novelty for a pale-skinned Canadian.
I spot these goggles as soon as I arrive. They're sitting forlornly in the middle of a table underneath the sunshade that stretches over a good chunk of the deck. At first I wonder why they're here, then on closer inspection I realize the elastic band is snapped; its owner likely gone for good.
When I was a kid, I think to myself, I would have tried to fix 'em. "When I was a kid..." The phrase trails off in my mind as it dawns on me that I sound increasingly like the retired folks who live in this community. Uh oh.
Your turn: These goggles have a story. What might that story be?
About this photo: This week's Thematic Photographic theme is "transparent". Click here to dive right in.