For the week 13th of my “Portrait of a stranger” challenge, I took pictures of not one person, but several of them. It’s a funny story how that happened. And again, as with the Santa Clara County Park Ranger, they were spotted by my husband and I was thrown in a group of leather covered bikers. ???
As we were packing to go home, I heard the rumble of a huge group of motorcycles approaching. Few minutes later the picnic area filled up with leather jackets and lively conversation.
While I kept saying, “No. No. No.” my husband already was telling them about my project. So there… I had no other choice, well, beside running away. ?
When the ladies from the group saw the swing hanging from the tree they were amazed by it. Each of them, one by one, jumped on it.
As you could see we even got one husband in the frame.
As we were leaving we talked briefly about this project, and I explained why I do it. When I mentioned I do it to become more comfortable with talking to people, one of them said: “talking is the easy part”. I think, what she said will stay with me for a long time. Because talking to people is not easy. Not for me.
And before you leave:
The flower swing will be there, with a green, lush grass for your kids to roll on, and trees to climb on.
If you have an interesting story to tell with your life, let me know. Maybe we can create wonderful memories with the story shining through, for you and your family.