Thursday, February 17, 2011

Photostory Friday: Up

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of time looking up.

It wasn't that I was short, and it wasn't just that I fell down a lot (did you ever get in the bath tub, as a kid, and wonder where all the bruises came from?). I looked up because I came of age in the warm, but fading glow of the Space Age, and astronauts were up there.

These men who sat atop the Saturn 5 rockets, and blasted off through the stratosphere, leaving gravity, the planet and all of us behind, to see the stars - to go farther and higher than anyone ever had before - were heroes to me.

Actually all of my heroes were up there. Up was where you found Superman and Spiderman. Up was where you found that Galaxy...far, far away.

Up was possibility.

Up was where magical things were happening.

Looking through my pictures tonight, I find that I still spend a fair amount of time gazing skyward.

Up is where things are clear.

Up is beautiful.

 Up is the direction in which we dream.


Cecily R said...

I need to spend more time looking up. I need some clarity. I love your up shots.


Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Such a beautiful post...and the captures are amazing. I really love the trampoline shots!

MacDougal Street Baby said...

I love this. The story. The pictures. Everything.

I did just the opposite growing up. I spent most of my time looking down. Funny how different we all are.

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

I try to dream up but then I keep getting knocked down.

Well, I'll try to remember up when I keep getting knocked back.

Thanks, Chris

DaBudges said...

I think we all could take some lessons from you. i need to take more time to look up myself. Awesome pics!

Anonymous said...

As I have come to expect, fantastic photos and a the perfect words to get us thinking.
My favorite shots are the baseball and glove and the lightening

Robyn said...

Some more amazing photos!

Mira said...

wow! nice shots!

Krystyn said...

I think I need to look up more.

Looking up is WAAAYYYY better than looking down.

Emmy said...

Holy awesome pictures! That lightning shot is crazy good! How did you capture that!

Beautiful post! I still get in the bath and wonder where all those bruises on my legs come from.

Adrianne and Tony said...

You really take great Pictures! I enjoy reading your posts!!