WordPress photo challenge…fleeting moment…and the London Balloon
So many fleeting moments…so little camera-at-the-ready moments! Searching thru my files for this week’s WordPress photo challenge I found this pic.
I remember standing in London, somewhere around Queen’s Gate, looking at this pink balloon. It must have been swept from a child’s hands and pushed by the wind along the road. I remember first catching a glimpse of it between the moving cars. I was fascinated that the balloon bounced out from between the cars and rolled/flew along the rough pavement.
It’s amazing how a little pink balloon can capture the imagination and give hope to spirit in a moment. For me, I suppose, the feeling is grounded in my meditation. One of the first meditations I’ve taught my children is to wrap all their problems with a pink balloon and release it to the universe while silently asking the universe to help.
I stood there staring at it for three more car passes, and then…it did what most balloons caught in traffic do.
Your releasing idea is a great one, for children or adults.
Oh, Sabra, it’s saved my sanity a few times! 🙂 (and my children’s; esp. just before finals)
i’d like to think that was all the time it needed.
That’s a really beautiful thought Julie. I’m so going to keep that in my heart.:)
Robert Frank Gasch
I know! I couldn’t believe it.
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Linda G Hatton
I love that idea about placing problems inside the pink balloon. I’ve told my kids something similar, but this seems more geared towards children. Thank you! I will use that.
It really works Linda; a sort of peace comes from feeling like you have help…you know. I’m glad to share.
Thank you Jo 🙂
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Myra from GatheringBooks
I love the commentary alongside the pink balloon photo. Food for thought indeed. 🙂
Thank you Myra 🙂
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nice entry for the theme
Picture perfect! I haven’t been near a street recently, so I’m thinking of omitting the street bit and just going for the fleeting bit.
sent to twitter …
The Retiring Sort
What a perfect fleeting moment on the street – great catch!