Growing into Life

in #photography8 months ago

Life was so much easier, way back when. We took that fun for granted, those wonderful days of summer. Water skiing, swimming and taking the boat out on Long Island Sound. Pulling up to an island in the middle of nowhere and clamming. Feeling for them with our feet as we never brought a clam rake. We fished for our dinner and the neighbors too if they were running. We took the free dinners as ours to have, not nearly giving a glance to the Universe for providing food. Tanned, streaks of white adorning my hair, I cannot for the life of me remember why I was in so much of a hurry to grow up. I lived a charmed life and didn't even know it.

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We could hardly wait 'til the break of dawn to start our day. The salt mingles with the bottle of Coppertone, courtesy of a mother who obviously cared, even if we didn't recognize it for what it was. Oh, yes! Youth is wasted on the young.


Happiness is waking up every morning and being grateful for another day. Friends. Watching the sunrise. Watching the sunset, releasing the day into a blaze of color. Letting your hair blow in the breeze. Walking through the rain. Smiling and having someone smile back. Being happy. It's what's for breakfast.

When I was in grade school, they told me to write down what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, I told them they didn't understand life - John Lennon

We picked through the fields of wildflowers, carefully weaving chains of daisies as we lay in the shade of the decidedly decrepit oak tree. It was a flip of the coin as to whether we would bejewel ourselves with a crown of floral or play the inevitable “he loves me, he loves me not” game. Oh, the days leading up to the shine of summer!

He loves me. He loves me not. He loves me. — at Home Sweet Home.

Distance confuses or makes an issue become out of focus... When you move in unison and closer to the problem, perhaps it has a better chance to become more clear. #LifeLesson

In a perfect dance with the rhythm of life, we grow and feel encouraged by those around us. Surround yourself with positivity. With so much negativity in the world, it is easy to become jaded.

This flower is also dedicated to #WednesdayYellow #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra, who colors my world. Every. Single. Day.

¸.♥´¸.•♥¨) Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul

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I always post this poem down at the bottom of my posts. It is one that has become so near and dear to my heart. I only post the most famous part of it, but, wanted to post it in its entirety today.

they set my aunts house on fire
i cried the way women on tv do
folding at the middle
like a five pound note.
i called the boy who use to love me
tried to ‘okay’ my voice
i said hello
he said warsan, what’s wrong, what’s happened?

i’ve been praying,
and these are what my prayers look like;
dear god
i come from two countries
one is thirsty
the other is on fire
both need water.

later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered,
"where does it hurt?"
it answered,

"everywhere"
"everywhere"
"everywhere"

warsan shire



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Indeed I would not mind having a second go at my childhood. Ah such as life I guess. No do overs I suppose.

Those are some incredible shots btw! Stunning!

I really like that quote of John Lennon. Doesnt that just make sense. Sometimes I feel happy, but have to remind myself to not take all the good I receive as granted. Like you always say, and I remind myself, it is a perfect day for a perfect day :) It makes me happy to see you are happy :)

Ah, yes! I know there are many days you would love a do over, but, to this I say, you wouldn't be who you are today with the kids you have. Everything would be different and I am sure you wouldn't want that.

Thank you. You know, random shots and all. They make the best posts. :)

I do love that quite of John Lennon's. Taking things for granted has always gotten me in trouble, soI try to stay away from there. And yes. Today is the a perfect day for a perfect day.

Ah, yes.

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Beautiful words to make everyone grateful for today then next day

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Yes! If only we could be grateful for the moments. This one and the next. Have a most wonderful day! The weekend is almost upon us!

Closeup edge of daisy with rain drop............totally awesome.

Thank you. It is kind of cool and I wish it has just a tad more focus on it. Hope you have a great night! Thanks for the visit and tomorrow is almost the weekend!

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Friday Eve..... :)

Close enough! I'll take it!

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Beautiful words and here comes the imagine with real life mixing, found special moments and graceful your life, thanks a lot dear for explore some memory which is never try to come out!

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Thank you so much and I appreciate the visit and words! Have a most wonderful day!

What a beautiful post. Thank you dear💙

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Good night dear, I did not know this. Thank you for telling me. Hope you are well

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I vote for a second chance at childhood. Nice memories you shared here with us.

Amazing sunset photography. Sunset is all time beauty of nature.

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Thank you! Have an amazing day!

Wow...very beautiful...sky view.❤😍🤩

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That's so delightful to see beautifully taken shots up close :D

Wholeheartedly agree with sentiment of wishing to grow up too quickly when young, youth is wasted on the young in some ways. All the energy, fun, dinners prepared, days outdoors after completing a few chores, days we dream of now!

Made up in swift recovery by sharing beautiful flowers Denise, snapped me out of the reminiscent momentary lapse of loss, have a wonderful sunshine day!

Beautiful warm sea scenes and gorgeous flowers I love the photos but also the sentiment of this post
Ohh to be young again knowing what we know now 😎

I love that John Lennon quote it’s so true and still so relevant so many see happiness in relation to what Worley possessions they have and nit through what experiences they have or will have

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Buen dia amiga,siempre mostrando ese buen talento en la seleccion de imagenes que son una belleza,Dios la bendiga y gracias por hacerme ver fotos tan linda que no habia visto y me imagino cuantas mas me mostrara jajaja saludos y cuidese

Gosh, isn't this the truth @dswigle. Enjoying my grandson, being silly and loving it really makes you think about your youth. Why were we in such a hurry to grow up? We thought it would be "even better" I love your writing, you always have such depth, spirit and love in your posts. :)

I think we all wished we could have an second go at our childhood but we have to be content in what we were given in this life of childhood , maybe in our second life we will know better if given a second chance...lol :)

Love the post and love the flowers just superb :)

I would so love to have the energy and the adventures all over again. Life was so full of exciting things to do and there was never a dull moment. Now, life is filled with a different type of adventures and at a much slower pace. lol

What a marvelous post. The photographs are simply stunning. And I think the words are even more beautiful.

I don't think I'd go back even if I could. Not that I didn't have fun, or live a pretty charmed childhood, but I passed through. Part of the magic is not knowing what's coming-and by knowing it would take the edge away. Would I be more cautious because I know how much I love life at this point?

Thanks. It's a wonderful post.