Confused, I glanced out the window just in time to see a child burst from the bus in an explosion of color and fly across the sidewalk to the wall, where he hopped up onto a bench next to his friends. As I watched a line of children slowly appeared - one at a time bursting from the bus at weighted intervals (their little legs having to climb down the steep bus stairs). Each was invisible to me until they lit on the sidewalk outside. Each flying to the wall to join their companions as if drawn by some natural law.
This has to be one of the grayest bus stops in the city, but not on Thursday. On Thursday six brightly colored children filled the bench that on a normal day barely seems to accommodate two adults, the fifth boy drawing the sixth into his lap, while the girls lined up alongside, shoulder to shoulder. I knew I had to snap a picture. I caught this as the bus started to pull away.
|That same stop a day later - grey, isn't it?|
So that's my entry.
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I absolutely love your photo! Those unexpected moments are the best, better when you can capture them in a photo.ReplyDelete
a perfect photo for this week's theme :)ReplyDelete
and such a contrast to its usual, cold, concrete greyness!
What a great photo. Love the colorful garb of the children against the greyness of the environment.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful tale. They sure did brighten the place up!ReplyDelete
What a difference! Nice capture!ReplyDelete
Wow - wouldn't know it was the same place. Love the color!ReplyDelete
They're all lined up like a box of crayons! Great picture!ReplyDelete
I love the analogy!Delete
What a picture of joy!ReplyDelete
I definitely prefer the colorful kiddie stop to the dreary, grey one! A beautiful story too!ReplyDelete
I love how the bright coats stand out against the gray background. Great photo.ReplyDelete
Wow, what a difference some kids make!ReplyDelete
What stunning contrast, just a beautiful moment to catchReplyDelete
What a precious moment and you captured it perfectly. Great post.ReplyDelete
Bursting with life and love when the children are there on the bench. Great moment to catch.ReplyDelete
What a great photo Karen! It a wonderful thing how kids are drawn to one another, they just see another kid to play with nothing else.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful picture and commentary, Karen!ReplyDelete
What fun to capture so much joy in a chance photo. Children bring so much love into the world.ReplyDelete
I love your story about the children. How precious they are against the wall. And how bereft the wall looks without them.ReplyDelete