Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

It’s a bit of a cheat, because what of childhood isn’t fleeting, but when I look at this photo of Juno from last weekend I see a girl who is fearless, indefatigable, who thinks the world is hers to conquer, with or without help.

That, in and of itself, is fleeting.

Soon enough she’ll grow to worry about looking awkward or silly or clueless or chubby or any of the thousand other insults we default to, reflexively, when we look in the mirror.  She’ll figure out that kisses don’t heal broken anythings, and she’ll wonder why she ever thought they did.

But for now … for right now … the world is hers.

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Comments

  1. Love that shot. Childhood is fleeting and should be enjoyed as much as possible (although I think it just keeps getting better and better.)

    janet

    • I agree, actually … it’s hard to mourn the loss of some adventures when bigger ones lie right around the corner.

  2. Love this shot!

  3. This is so utterly cute!

  4. Good choice for fleeting, for it surely is.

  5. mrscarmichal says:

    that si going to become a treasured photo.

  6. Forest So Green says:

    Definitely a treasured photo.

  7. vastlycurious.com says:

    awwwwwww! This is precious!

  8. Reblogged this on On the Homefront and commented:
    had to share – an independent woman in the making!

  9. So sweet and endearing! I love that photo!!

  10. This is special. This is really really special.

  11. ooh i hope she never finds out kisses don’t heal broken anythings [i’m 39 and i still believe it] but love the picture which depicts fleeting both in the moment of her trying to get on the bicycle but also in the fleeting moment of her childhood as you have mentioned so multi-layered and just a really nice shot. thank you for sharing!

  12. Life&Ink says:

    And may the world stay hers as long as it possible can! :-)

  13. Not cheating at all. Great interpretation of the challenge, in fact. I wholeheartedly agree with you. I have a twenty-three year old who visits us some weekends. But it seems just like yesterday, she would cozy up on my lap or ask me to read”The Paperbag Princess” at bedtime for the umpteenth time.

    Snap away. Enjoy the moments. Safe them with us. We’ll all watch her grow up.

  14. My son in nine and thinks he is some kind of a superhero – impervious to all dangers I point out.
    I like your picture – the self-belief contained in it is great.

  15. My 4 year old grandaughter just learned to ride. Now she can go about 10 times faster, and i said to my wife, we have to tell her . . . watch out for all the cars!!

    Lovely fleeting moment – and your daughter is gone – right?

  16. Just a precious fleeting moment! Great shot!

  17. So sweet!

  18. Oh goodness. She’s precious. Look at those little legs, arms and hands trying to figure it all out. So much hard work. :) No wonder we love children so much, we see what’s fleeting and want to protect and preserve it. They represent the very best of each of us. I’m sure little Lou Ann and Little Lisa could have conquered the world. :)

  19. My goodness, she’s grown since I first started following your blog. What a sweetie!

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