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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Learning from "Big Sis"


One of the categories of the photo contest was "Interaction of the participants".

I watched from a distance for quite a while. The girl was obviously "an experienced woman"! She handled the bow as if it was part of her. She spent the better part of a half hour showing her younger brother how to hold it and aim it . He was soaking up the instructions like a sponge.

Finally both of them scurried off to another adventure. To be a child of that age at this event must be such an immersive experience. When the imagination of a child is unleashed...the world around them can be what their imagination tells them that reality is. To have that innocence back for just a while would be the greatest thing.

Dan

13 comments:

dianne said...

Great photo dear Dan, I can remember being a child, our imagination is boundless, every adventure seemed possible. xoxo ♡

Sunny said...
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Sunny said...

That is one big bow. I like the gold and brown colors of her dress.
Is it PC to say that I used to play cowboys and indians? When I was a kid my Dad made me the coolest bow from a tree branch and string. When I got a little older be bought me one similar to the bow in the picture, only smaller. I never liked it as much as the branch one.
☼ Sunny

DawnTreader said...

It's a great photo for the theme, showing the communication between the two of them.

Hazydaisy said...

I love the expression on the boy's face,the wonder of learning something new.

psychelyn said...

awww, this is really lovely. another great moment. it's interesting as well.

Dan Felstead said...

Dianne...wouldn't yo like to go back to that time just for a day? I wonder with the perspective of age...what we would do?

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Sunny...in my book..it is fine to talk about cowboys and Indians! I was right there with you...we probably battled each other at some point!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader...it was fun to watch the "learning experience" progress between the two of them. She finally gave up on the instruction after several attempts to teach him. In this picture she was actually placing his hand on the string of the bow.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

HazyDaisy yes they both were having a great time and he was very excited to learn the bow.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Psychelyn...Thanks for the comment. I am glad you stopped by!

Dan

Cynthia L. H. said...

Wonderful! What a beautiful moment!
;^)
When growing up, we played cowboys and Indians, too. We called it playing "Daniel Boone." ;^)

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