It’s not unusual….🎶
Am I unusual?
Recently on our road trip up north, I took the opportunity to take a moment to PLAY. In every park we stopped at, I played on the equipment.
There was the climbing frame leading to the slippery dip – I must admit I thought it was all a bit steep and scary when climbing up, but I managed to slide down and land my dismount with perfect grace. I raised my hands triumphantly and took a bow, not thinking anyone was watching.
Soon afterwards a man, who I think worked in the nearby Visitor Information Centre, came over and asked if he could sit at the end of our picnic table, which was in the warm sunshine. We were packing up our lunch by then, so of course said yes. He commented that he had watched my graceful slide and excellent dismount and had appreciated my obvious enjoyment in playing 🙂
Luckily my husband managed to capture a few shots of me having fun! It would have been unusual if he hadn’t had his camera at the ready!!
I’ll also admit to enjoyed a swing, as it’s always quite a therapeutic activity especially after sitting in the car for hours.
And I became a sunflower!
Then at another park I couldn’t wait to ride on the flying fox. I did check that there weren’t any real kids waiting for a turn – it would have been unusual for me to jump the queue! Again thankfully my husband, the Mathematician, had the camera at the ready!
On a bike ride the next day, we took a few selfies and enjoyed the warmer temperatures, although the breeze was a tad cool at times. I don’t suppose it’s all that unusual for us to take selfies, the Mathematician’s long arms come in handy so we don’t need a selfie stick!
I know I’m not ready to settle for the ordinary, are you?
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.Jim Rohn
I’d love to know what you think of my interpretation of this week’s theme and let me know if you think it’s unusual for a grown-up to play in the park.
I always enjoy seeing what others come up with for these weekly prompts 🙂
Have a great week ahead and try to stop and play sometimes. I believe it is what helps keep us going.
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