It All Comes Full Circle

My husband grew up in a small city in Southern California and every year they had a special carnival to celebrate the city’s official flower – the camellia. The Camellia Festival had everything a kid could want – fun rides, games, music, and of course carnival food. One year he entered the art show and won a prize. Needless to say the Festival ¬†is remembered fondly in his childhood memories.

Fortunately for us, we still live close by and this year we went to the Camellia Festival with our son who is just old enough to enjoy the experience. We walked past the ping-pong ball toss that was there thirty years ago. Our son rode the same carousel, bumble bee, and car rides that his father did when he was a child. Around and around Jack went in his little Jeep, playing with knobs and the spinning steering wheel. He probably believed he was doing 100 miles per hour.

The entire experience that day was new, yet at the same time, comforting and familiar. Sometimes I love how everything in life comes full circle.

3 Responses to It All Comes Full Circle
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    May 20, 2012 | 3:31 am

    Hi Gretchen! I’m doing 4 at a time, because I’m siuetlanuomsly adding them to Flickr, and didn’t want to overwhelm my Flickr stream with photos of my feet :) And yes, I’m using my 28 everyday to try to get some continuity with the placement of my feet. In hindsight, I probably should have used my 20mm, but it’s manual focus (old lens from my Dad) and not sure I’d always want to focus manually! Thanks for the nice comments :)

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