The boy-child and Wham in simpler times. On Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks. England. Photo: Su Leslie 2006

The boy-child with Wham in simpler times. On Ivinghoe Beacon, Bucks. England. Photo: Su Leslie 2006

At the boy-child navigates his teens, we see less and less of the spontaneous joy that characterised his childhood.

Actually, we see less and less of him.

So it’s nice to look back and remember a time when days were full of simple pleasures that brought an expression of sheer joy to his face. It didn’t take much – a trip to the beach, an ice-cream, hanging out with a friend, a chance to play on a windy hill-top.

It’s tough growing up, but I hope that as he creates his adult persona, the boy-child doesn’t lose the capacity for joy.

This post was written in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. Here are some other responses that I’ve enjoyed:

http://lenzexperiments.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/weekly-photo-challenge-joy/

http://blessinganimalcompanions.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/weekly-photo-challenge-joy-annies-freedom/

http://laraelkhoury.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/weekly-photo-challenge-joy/

http://thinkingthroughmylens.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/the-joy-of-the-unexpected/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

http://mygulitypleasures.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/weekly-photochallenge-joy/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy

http://chelsealeighandherphotography.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/weekly-photo-challenge-joy-of-christmas-morning/

http://angelinem.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/a-little-saturday-joy/

http://marantophotography.wordpress.com/2013/12/28/weekly-photo-challenge-joy/

The joy of simply being

10 thoughts on “The joy of simply being

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  2. What better joy than simply being? Great idea for this post/challenge. When our kids get to that almost teen, or teen stage we can only hope that joy remains past the trials and tribulations of those teen years.
    Happy New Year! Hope 2014 is a great year for you.
    Thanks for the pingback.

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    • Thank you. Like most parents I alternate between despair and hope for my son, but in general I think he’s doing ok. Happy New Year to you too.

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