Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Anyone for a Swim?

I have a number of wonderfully romantic water pictures for Watery Wednesday, but I decided to stray from art today and share this photo I took on Sunday at Bend, Oregon's Lite Bite Festival. For the lady sitting on the chair, it will be day filled with icy watery experiences. I appreciate those who are able to laugh at themselves and provide others with good wholesome fun. In a world that is so filled with financial and time pressure, complicated family matters and geopolitical issues, it is great to take a few minutes on a beautiful day to enjoy life itself. As a person who is now over sixty and has measured his age on an 8 foot tape measure, I see I have come quite a distance, and am a little unnerved about the short span remaining. Perhaps all of us need to be dunked in icy water once in a while and come up for air with a smile on our face and say, "Life is great".

10 comments:

Lee Spangler said...

Oooooh! Another great commentary! So true.

Steffe said...

Must have been early in the day as she is still smiling here!

B Squared said...

As a friend of mine once said, "Life's not fair but still worth living."

yyam said...

If we look hard enough, there's always something in life to look forward to...:)

Regina said...

:)right, life is great.
Nice and funny.

Carletta said...

Haven't seen a dunk tank in many years.
I often contemplate the number of years behind me and the relative small number of years ahead. If we don't enjoy it day to day might as well be very few.
My watery post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Jacob said...

Great action shot, Lee. And you're right on...I'm at least as old as you are and don't like the notion that there aren't that many years left, either...

Enjoy is the word of the day - especially when there aren't that many days left!

J Bar said...

Good subject.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

bettyl said...

You are absolutely right about enjoying life while you may! Thanks for sharing

Jacob said...

Hi Lee...I teased you a little bit over at Haninge (sp?) DP ... You're not THAT old! ;-))