Tuesday, August 9, 2011

inner child

Jump Jump RS
I feel a bit like a young girl anticipating the first day of school as I write today: new year, new muses...new themes. Do you remember those days...where all you had to worry about was getting dressed and enjoying life (and it's quite possible you didn't even have to worry about getting dressed - that's what moms are for)? Oh, to be a kid again!

I remember watching my niece with one of her friends a few months ago, trying to jump in the air at the same time. One...Two...Three...JUMP! Each time, one would go flying into the air while the other one seemed to be stuck on the ground...and each time they giggled with girlish delight.

Granted, I'm not suggesting that girls are the only ones capable of having such a good time. Doreen Kilfeather's photo below made me laugh out loud as I imagined "funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung" putting on a show for their family and friends. Maybe it's just me, but I think these kids have it all figured out. Angela Schwindt once said, "While we teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."

With that sentiment in mind...and as we JUMP into the Mortal Muses' second year, I challenge each of us to find our inner child: "Work like you don't need the money; dance like no one is watching; sing like no one is listening; love like you've never been hurt; and live life every day as if it were your last."

Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos
funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung
funky Billy Chin and little Sammy Chung by Doreen Kilfeather

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Love it! I definitely need to chant that saying to myself every morning (I do already have the dancing like nobody is watching part down, but the rest...). Thanks for a great post!

Anika said...

Both very cute...they can't help but put a smile on the face, eh?

The Shades of Pink said...

LOL Adorable shots!

gina said...

Beautiful, inspiring post! The images are pure joy!

missing moments said...

Great post today Ashley ... yep, we need to live as if no one is watching!

blue elephant photography said...

love these jump photos! just yesterday i told my friend...i just want to be like a kid! i don't want to grow up too fast...

Karli said...

Just wanted to leave ya a little love! ♥♥ Man, I wish I had as much energy as the kids in your shots! I loved the one of your nephew on your blog today too. Who do you think would win in a race...him or TT?! LOL! :-) Beautiful shots as always!

urban muser said...

ashley, thanks for kicking off the new year so well. i adore this post. let's all jump in!!!

Barbara said...

love that last photo!!

Kat Sloma said...

Ashley, these are both so great - full of enthusiasm and joy. I love it!

Holly {Soupatraveler} said...

love how these two shots go together...what a wonderful post to get things started : )

Kirstin said...

What a fantastic post, Ashley! Such fun! My inner child is what keeps me sane...

mosey said...

Both such great shots, Ashley.

cara said...

and shoot like it doesn't cost anything!

Suki said...

Wonderful post Ashley! Thank you for that big reminder. I needed that.

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