Monday, July 11, 2011

Enjoyment 2 Ways

These are our two youngest on Fish Hoek beach on Sunday.
When they find a stretch of beach, they run, and shout, and laugh, and do wild spins with sheer joy.
I watch them, smiling . . .
Inside I am remembering doing the same
and wishing I could still do it.
Its not the body that stops me
Its the fear of looking ridiculous.
How ridiculous is that?!
This is what I do instead.
It has its own quiet joy and I revel in it.
But inside, I am running and spinning and shouting with the kids.
:-)

4 comments:

Joanne said...

Great pics Alie, you look fabulous as always and hey people will be so envious of you if you swirl around on the beach - we are all too inhibited. xx

Shayne said...

Aliie, you could so run around on the beach - people would look on and think 'if only i had the courage to do that' - which we all know that you do.

Pls can you make the writing a teensy bit bigger - its super duper tiny!

allie. said...

Ok will reconsider the running and swirling. :-)
@ Shayne - suddenly Blogger has upgraded my pics to the new system again (which somehow got lost in translation somewhere for a while) - which offers you the option to add a caption to your photos.
There is only one size for that - TINY, TINY, TINY.
So what I'll do in future is add my own captions in less eye straining type, ok?

Lynette said...

Lovely photos Allie...the beach will always be the place where I am most at peace.

Shayne mentioned that your WRITING is tiny not your pics...is blogger doing it's own thing again?

xx