This photograph, captured by my daughter, conjures up images of ten-year-olds, racing their bikes around the neighborhood, stopping only to shoot a few hoops in the driveway.
What more poignant evidence of Humanity, than the imprint of a hastily tossed-aside bike, left outside one rainy autumn evening. I say a prayer of thanks that a few simple joys of childhood, joys that we experienced ‘on the block’, are still alive and well; reflections of our human-ness. Organized after-school activities and a plethora of team sport opportunities, cannot compare to the life lessons learned when playing with kids of all ages in the neighborhood; when choosing sides for a game of stick ball, is trumped only by having a catch, skateboard antics, or an ad hoc bike race.
Thanks to my daughter for sharing this photo and allowing me to post it in this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Humanity.