Monday, December 20, 2010

I ran across this photo the other day and it so captures the spirit of childhood for me. With Christmas nearly upon us, and the excitement and anticipation that comes with it for children, I can't help but remember how the true childhood joys came from moments like these depicted in the photo. The times of exploration, stalking creatures, imagined or real; wading in a stream or irrigation ditch anticipating the capture of some wild, elusive creature.
This photo by Umpaporn Sathanphop illustrates the stealth and focused attention required for the catch. Ahhhh, the joys of childhood.


Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Fred,

You transported me several years back in my life.I was young and totally carefree.How we used to make stars from bamboo sticks, how we used to light candles and keep them inside the stars and sometimes to our utter dismay the stars got burned up with the candle light due to breeze.How we used to tie small balloon on the spokes of our bicycles and make loud noise in the streets after midnight mass,how we used to ride in the night to a hotel far away to eat a chicken preparation.My mother used to make so many sweets well before Christmas and store them in tins and we helped her to make the sweets.We used to distribute these home made sweets to our non Christian neighbors.So many things, so many things came to my mind and all these thoughts flashed in my mind upon seeing the photo in your post.

I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

FCB said...

Hi Joseph,
What a great response; and how one picture brought to mind so many wonderful and carefree thoughts.
Though you live half way around the world, our childhood revelries were nearly the same.
Happy New Year,