This week Patti has asked us to share our photos representing “simplicity”.
For some health reasons, this is my first post of 2020. I’m unable to drive so I’ve not been able to get out with my camera. You don’t realize how much you rely on a vehicle until that privilege is gone.
But my grandson is with us this week so I have lots of opportunities to use my camera. He’s four years old now and so inquisitive. Granddaddy has been working in the yard and Carter has been helping all week. He even gave Carter a mound of dirt to play in.
Funny thing though – Carter didn’t understand the concept of playing in the dirt. He was hesitant to sit in it and kept brushing the dirt off each time he stood up. It took a little explaining that it was ok to get dirty.
So that brings my story back to simplicity. This generation doesn’t come outside to play. They have cell phones, computers, gaming equipment and large TVs they watch inside. They’ve never felt grass on their bare feet or squished mud between their toes – they have fancy and expensive tennis shows now that they can’t get dirty (unless it’s organized sports).
We didn’t have any of these things. We had nothing more complicated than Barbie, bicycles and board games. While I don’t remember playing in the dirt – I did and still have an aversion to getting dirty – I do remember congregating at the playground with all the neighborhood kids.
But we didn’t have two parents working outside the home either. Drugs, mass shootings, terrorism or coronavirus were unheard of when I was young. Life is much different now.
So as I’m sitting on the steps watching my grandson, I’m so happy he’s here and that we could give him this simpler day.
You can see responses from other bloggers here: https://pilotfishblog.com/2020/04/04/lens-artists-photo-challenge-91-simplicity/
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