A Little Much-Needed Levity

It’s been a somber few weeks, both personally and globally. Last night, with the solemnity of recent days weighing on me, I switched off the news and began editing photos from my latest trip to Green Turtle Cay. When I reached this series of images, I couldn’t help but smile.

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It was a sweltering, late-June day on the cay. I spent the afternoon packing to return to L.A. and preparing Fish Hooks for the summer and hurricane season ahead. In need of a break and searching for even a breath of breeze, I took Wrigley for a walk. As we rounded the corner near Settlement Point, I heard shouts and laughter. Several dozen local kids (and a few kids-at-heart) were splashing around in the water between the freight and dinghy docks.

bahamas, abaco, green turtle cay, new plymouth, children, swimming

School had recently let out for summer and the children were clearly making the most of their new-found freedom. They snorkeled, staged swimming races and dove from the docks, executing slightly-less-than-graceful swan dives and crazy cannon balls.

green turtle cay, abaco, bahamas, new plymouth, children, swimming, divingAfter several weeks spent viewing images of heartbreak, destruction and the dark side of humanity, I found the joy and levity in these pictures refreshing. I hope you will, too.

  5 comments for “A Little Much-Needed Levity

  1. July 27, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Word. Much-needed levity. Thanks.

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  2. Amanda Roberts
    July 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    It’s a GTC summer tradition 🙂

  3. July 27, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    I know well how you feel, I too am avoiding the news, I cannot believe people can be so evil.

  4. angela Paul's
    July 28, 2014 at 2:39 am

    A reminder of simpler times. Kids having fun. The way life should be.

  5. Calendula B.
    July 28, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    Lovely.
    They lift my heart.

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