Friday, June 23, 2006

Life is good


Seen at the San Diego Fair (i snuck in again, Thursday with Peter, and again Friday with my mother!), this photo taken by a high school student.

I can't get over the "sad old man" look on the kid's face - especially given (the irony of) the hat's message. He appears so pensive, so contemplative, and probably all of 2 years of age.

Sometimes when people ask, "How are you?" do you not say "Fine" or "Fantastic!" even when things are not necessarily fine nor fantastic?

I love the expression the photographer captured here...

Even in dark, rough, shaky, anxiety-filled times, even with moments that test everything we've got in our souls and spirit, and even through events both traumatic and tragic... life is good.

9 comments:

Freedom said...

That is a wonderful message, and so true. Maybe that kid is just thinking really hard... or maybe he just had a bit of an *accident* in his pants...

Vegan Momma said...

Very Inspirational!
I agree whatever trials we experience life still is good.

LOL, I was thinking the same thing as freedom. Aiyana used to get that face when she had an accident.

Carrie™ said...

Don't you just want to hug him and tell him everything will be OK? Adults are such liars.

Great message KleoPatra. Life IS good. Even when we feel like we're in a rut and have given up on dreams and ambitions (sound like TK earlier this week? then me and a dozen others?) life is still good. We're lucky to live in rich, free countries where we can pretty much do or be who we want. (Do who we want...HAHAHA! I meant do what we want), speak our opinions (even if no one listens) and all the other entitlements that we take for granted every day (such as sneaking into fairs). I have my health with I feel grateful and blessed for every day. Working at the hospital, I see so many who struggle with health issues all the time. And you know, I like being a girl. Guys are wonderful and great to look at (as confirmed in your previous post) but girls ROCK! Wow, I sort of got off on a tangent there. Sorry about that. It's not even 7am and I'm only half way through my cup of coffee. Maybe it's residual dream thoughts. Anyway, I love the photo, thanks for sharing. Happy Saturday and have a great weekend!

Veggies,Yarns&Tails said...

Great post and photo!!! Cheer up little one...it's fair day. Wow, did we love those as kids, magic.

Huggs, G

Megan the Vegan said...

That is a wonderful photo. Kids are so magical...no matter what's going on in their little lives, they always brighten up an adults life. I think we need them more than they need us!

I agree with carrie...boys are OK, but girls rock!

Melody said...

that's a great pic.. lol at the other noters here because that's what I thought too..

Vicki said...

you are so eloquent....& SNEEKY! how are you gettin' in? life is good ~ no matter the expression! :o)

funwithyourfood said...

wow I like that pic alot too.. YAY for sneaking in to fairs :)

Teddy

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