Swings

What is it about the magic of a swing? I don’t care what age you are, those two ropes and a board, hold something very special to them. They conjure up memories of being a child, your hair streaming behind you like ribbons, the breeze hitting your face, your palms becoming sweaty from holding on so tight.

Races with each other to see who could go the highest, or who could jump off their swing at the perfect moment and land the farthest. Pumping your legs harder and harder so you were swinging so high, you knew that if you let go, you would sail into the tree tops.

There is a park near my house with a nice little playground and some evenings when we go on walks through the woods, we stop there on our way home and just swing for 5 minutes or so. I find that there is something very therapeutic in that! Just letting go.

This is a very interesting and wonderful project, so I thought I would share it with you:

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  1. Anonymous

    Last summer, 2 of my 3 daughters and I went to CA and we rented a ‘pedal car’ – basically a 4 wheeled bicycle with a steering wheel….we pedaled all about town and came to a ‘center’ of a housing development that had a swing from this large beautiful tree….well, we left the ‘car,’ and all took turns pushing each other on the swing…..what fun!!! GREAT POST!
    Hope all is well…..and that you are enjoying summer!
    xo
    Joann

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