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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17. Day 199. I'm forever blowing bubbles

Being a teenager totally sucks but I have to tell you being the parent of a teenager can be totally sucky at times.
There are days when you feel like you are just going to explode much like this bubble did just after I took this photograph at South Bank today.
Fact is, every age presents parents with both challenges and rewards.
This bubble was created by a mum playing with a toddler at the edge of the pool. I looked at the huge amount of baggage she had to carry just for an hour or so at city beach. And I watched how vigilant she had to be watching the little one near the water. At that age they are so physically demanding. Certainly there are advantages when they are less totally reliant on you for their every need.
But there is also something really special about their innocence and the joy they have in simple things like popping bubbles.
A teenager is a bit more like the bubble itself - fragile, reflective and prone to bursting at any moment but beautiful just the same.

25 comments:

  1. Love the picture Susan and love the words. xx

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  2. Oh my word, I have NEVER seen a bubble captures like that! Amazing!

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  3. That is a brilliant capture. x

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  4. I am very jealous as I have tried to take bubble photos all the time and never get it right as they disappear in the photo! That is an amazing photo!

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    1. These were great bubbles. Quite large and they just seemed to hang for ages. Perfect bubbles conditions

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  5. I love bubbles! Fab colours, and what a lovely story behind the image.

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  6. Wow - that is such an amazing picture. I will be chasing the kids around with a camera whilst actually encouraging them to play with bubble mixture now! Lovely words too - I have a 7yo who already acts like a teenager - ready to blow at any minute.

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  7. Amazing picture and a lovely metaphor x

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  8. That's such a pretty shot, looks like a professional magazine type photo. Very nice

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  9. This entry made me sob: the beautiful image and the observation that went along with it. Perfect.

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    1. Thanks so much. I was having a bit of a sob day when I took it to tell you the truth

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  10. Great picture - took a photo of lots of bubbles this week, but somehow a single one is better.

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  11. I am a few years off the teenage phase but can totally relate to the bubble analogy. Lovely photo too.

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  12. That is a brilliant capture Susan, good zoom on your camera, what do you use? The colours in the bubble are gorgeous, really luminescent. Very apt words too.

    Thanks for linking up

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    1. It's a Canon EOS 400D. Getting a bit long in the tooth now but I love it. Had the 75-300mm lens on at the time

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  13. Great photo!! - and a wonderful observation- of three little ones- there is nothing so perfect as a bubble, and nothing which distracts as fast from a bad mood. And remembering my teenage years- it was like living in a bubble, frequently selfish, and so so fragile when things were going well.

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  14. How beautiful.
    Both the image and the words.
    I have the teenage years to look forward to and I have to say, I am dreading them.
    Mine are 5 and 3 just now, and just perfect creatures, really good ages.

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  15. I think i say it every week, but your photos are just brilliant! I really like this one - it looks like a marble x

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  16. Love this photo. So simple but stunning :)

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