A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Making a Splash

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Making a Splash

Making a Splash

This is not a technically well done image but because it has a powerful message, it speaks volumes to me.

This child is enjoying life, living it as it should be lived. She is experiencing life and at the same time is learning what happens when you jump in puddles of water. I love it! I was amazed at her focus, oblivious to all that was around her. The child within her, and is also within us, was fully alive. Some where along life we lose some of the childlike curiosity, thinking adults must not act in certain ways. I ask, why not?

I also like how her parents, whose feet you see in the background, are letting her splash. As a grandparent I’ve come to enjoy the experience of watching children play and even joined in. I’m reminded of a time I climbed up on a slide behind my oldest grandson. When we reached the top and he noticed I’d followed him, he told me too big grandpa. I answered, “Oh, yeah! Watch this.” and down the slide I went, more than once. Why don’t we encourage others to splash more?


Written by Monte Stevens

August 3, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Bravo, Monte–I believe adults become very hung up on being adults. There is a huge difference between being childish and child-like. I am a puddle-splasher myself (I like to take advantage of a jump in a puddle during a run, makes me smile and cools me off). I think we’d all be smiling a lot more if we took a turn or two on the sliding board once in awhile!


    August 3, 2009 at 5:44 am

  2. Monte, wonderful post and photo!


    August 3, 2009 at 7:55 am

  3. I think the photo is great. It does tell a story, and that is more important than being technically correct. Splash!


    August 3, 2009 at 10:27 pm

  4. Monte – I’m a puddle splasher myself and have yet to figure out why I have to wear shoes all the time, either. 🙂 Great photo and post!


    August 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm

  5. Nice image. I am with you – maybe because I am a grandpa. We do, indeed, miss the play. Somehow we miss the importance of play. Now that I am older – – I love to play with the children.

    Opa Wayne

    August 6, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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