Monday, May 26, 2014

I Always was a bit of a Swinger!

 In spite of Saturday's gloomy weather, it was time for a short 'n' sweet day trip -- Nagisa's first visit to historic Lunenburg. 
We checked out the "big comfy chair", lots of little shops; we did lots & lots of walking up and down lots of hills; and we may -- just may -- have stopped for coffee and cheesecake.  And then we found the swings.

There is something sooooo wonderful about swinging.
Something absolutely magical!
 You really do go back to being a kid again.  You're with your friends, going as high as you can; the wind in your hair; singing "Sunshine, Lollipops" or "Let's go Fly a Kite".  
 You don't want to stop.  Back and forth; up and down.  But then finally, you turn your hands around on the chain, wrists pointing outward and you ....... jump .....
... and thankfully, you land -- if not with the same distance or finesse as you did at 10 --- you land safely.



At 10, you didn't realize how therapeutic swinging was; how cares and stresses and worries and crap just fall away, float away, melt away.

At 10, you didn't realize just what good exercise this was.  And you sure didn't notice how much hard work it was to get going, keep going, gain any height.

Wow!



What fun!  What an amazingly great ride!






3 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

This made me smile. You are right the children don't appreciate how carefree climbing on a swing is. SWINGING for adults is FUN, no doubt about it.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I'm still a swinger of sorts too. I'm limited more to porch swings and gliders now but swinging back and forth is relaxing. I figure that in some small ways it's exercise too. More so than just sitting in a chair anyway you have to keep pushing to get the swing into action; Looks like you had a wonderful day!

Sweet Tea said...

That looks like so much FUN!! I must get to a park and do a little swinging of my own, but I won't be jumping off the swing like I did in childhood. Makes me sad, but I wouldn't dare jump! I'm afraid I would break my "swinger". Kudos to you for doing it and living to tell about it!!!