22 August 2010


How long has it been since you have experienced the
delight of kicking your feet in the air and feeling the
breeze swoosh the hair across your face as you
reached higher and higher on a swing?

Were you a daredevil as a child pushing your body
towards the sun, or did you prefer a more sedate ride?

Personally I loved both.
The gentle swing, letting my feet scrape the well-worn groove of earth beneath the timber seat and the eye-watering , nostril-flaring thrill of pushing the metal links to their limit.

Memories of happy times swinging in a park near my Grandparents came rushing to my mind as I viewed the lovely image for this post created by a wonderful local Sunshine Coast artist, Shelle Kennedy.
Doesn't it exude happpiness and light?
Can't you almost feel the air moving about you?
Thank you for the gift of your art Shelle and for the wonderful images and memories it evokes for me.

I'd love to hear about the last time that you enjoyed the gift of flying through the air on a swing.
Or perhaps you've recently enjoyed a shared experience with someone small who couldn't help but yell "Higher....Higher!" as you gently pushed their little back and they kicked their feet towards the sun.

11 comments:

  1. Such beautiful childhood memories! Hope you are having a perfect weekend! Kellie xx

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  2. I went to the park with the kids last week and had a big swing - I love it! the kids couldn't believe I was having so much fun swinging high - it is great for them to see that I like 'childlike' things too! thanks for the thoughts and I love that picture :) Naomi.

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  3. hi felicity. couldn't resist adding the link to a post i did in june of my son and i in the park... have always loved swings and the giddy feeling they bring.

    http://www.perpetual-one.com.au/2010/06/little-big-kid-monday-joy.html

    happy monday...

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  4. beautiful artwork!

    that is the best part about having kids... going to the playground and soaring on the swings. all of a sudden you can fly once more.

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  5. I'm sure I wrote a comment on your 'swing' post (to the effect of jumping on a swing all the time before I forget that post-babies I have constant vertigo so get sick very quickly! 2 seconds of swinging is better than none, right?) I'm a bit worried about your site and blogging... no updates in my blogroll and now lost comments!!

    You haven't enabled comments in your Desiderata post so I thought I'd pop down here and thank you for reminding me of one of my favourite poems. I need to hear it right now.

    I also want you to know that I'm 90% not guilty and only 10% guilty, so I figure I'm doing okay. The Tsunamis are happy, I'm happy, my work is happy enough and LOML is estatic. We do just fine and I'm grateful for that. I really try not to compare myself to anyone in this world (or maybe sometimes to those I admire) but I do like to take stock and admit some shortcomings where they lay. Then I work on them.

    You are a very fine and loving person, my friend. x

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  6. What a beautiful blog you have! I am writing to you to thank you for entering my giveaway at Annechovie, and to wish you luck :)
    I'll be back to visit...have a delightful weekend,
    Nathalie

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  7. That artwork is just gorgeous!! I just read a passage 15 minutes ago where the girl was swinging in the dark and it left me yearning for that flying-high feeling!

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  8. I love that painting. Very beautiful. Reminds me of David Bromley.

    I often have a swing at the park with my kids. I don't why, but the swing seats are made so small these days....

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  9. Hi Felicity,

    Thanks for your sweet words on my blog.

    I have signed up as a follower, but do not get notifications when you post. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I also could not comment on your latest post, which I love by the way. I am constantly my own worst critic and so very hard on myself, so this was nice to read.

    Anyway, I love your blog ~ the words and paintings ~ all so much food for the soul.

    Blessings~
    Dana

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  10. Hi everyone!
    Thank you for all of your kind and generous comments, it's so wonderful to know that my little blog is bringing a positive lift to others.
    There are some funny things happening with my blog, I think that I've managed to somehow kill off my RSS feed which means that if you are a follower you won't be receiving updates and but I'm not sure what happened with the comments section on the most recent post.
    If anyone has S.I.M.P.L.E advice on how to fix this I L.O.V.E to hear it, and by simple I mean 'How to fix your blog for dummies simple!"
    xxx to all,
    Felicity

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  11. I love your blog Felicity and seeing my art here is an unexpected delight, you have made my day and put a smile on my face THANK YOU!!!!
    I was thinking about your problem maybe update your browsers (?) could that fix the problem of the posts not being seen or feed not working?? Hope you fix it soon as I'd love to start getting the feeds from your wonderful blog and sure it is a sweet little ray of sunshine for all your followers
    Shellex
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Sunshineshelle

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Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
Each new comment is a gift - unexpected and lovely.
Although I'd love to reply to each and every one, this isn't always possible, but know that I read and appreciate them all.

Felicity x