Monday, May 4, 2009

Boy On The Beach

Children Playing at the Seashore by Edward Henry Potthast
Children Playing at the Seashore

All along the beach and up and over the sand dunes rose squeals of joy and playful threats.

A flock of gulls splash in the cold Arctic waters
A flock of gulls splash in the cold Arctic waters

The seagulls dipped and bounced about in the currents, bumping and rising and flapping around like kites in a strong March wind.

Fishermen in a Dory on the Grand Banks Off Newfoundland, c.1880
Fishermen in a Dory on the Grand Banks Off Newfoundland, c.1880

The fishermen clung to their rods as giant waves hurled against the rocks and spit their spray all around.

Deserted Beach on the South Coast, South West National Park, Tasmania, Australia by Grant Dixon
Deserted Beach on the South Coast, South West National Park, Tasmania, Australia

A beachcomber followed his stick and, head down, wobbled from sandhill to sandhill.

At the Beach by Carolyn Blish
At the Beach

A little boy with smooth, dark hair and olive skin, a yellow swimsuit and chubby legs stood forlornly with back toward gaiety and sobbed out his misery and heartbreak.

How hard it was to understand the jerk on his arm and the slap in his face when sternly reprimanded for his excitement, his lack of caution, his rushing headlong away.


Person Leaning Against a Car on the Beach, Australia by Panoramic Images


His father stormed away and screaming still, returned to the truck for gear that no longer held any pleasure for the tragic boy.

At The Seashore by Edward Henry Potthast
At The Seashore


My fellowman and I...
what insufficiency lies within our breasts.
What tender joys we wrest away from little ones whose innocence is so fleeting... so precious.
How miserably we manage those tiny bits of potential.

How completely we fail to understand the privilege of loving.

Christ Blessing the Children by Hermann Clementz
Christ Blessing the Children

"Let the little children come to me, and forbid them not.
For of such is the kingdom of heaven."



Children of Photographer with Eugene Smith Walking Hand in Hand in Woods Behind His Home by W. Eugene Smith
Children of Photographer with Eugene Smith Walking Hand in Hand in Woods Behind His Home


What an awesome responsibility...
To rear the inhabitants of the kingdom of God.

Blessings for Blah Days by Kathryn Griffin
photos courtesy of all posters

Mimi

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Your blog looks beautiful, Mimi. The pictures in that post are so pretty. Bless the little ones hearts, I feel so sorry for them. I have prayed for many.

Lille meg said...

Beautiful! Both the pictures and the text!
Tahnk you for this post! I love it!

Sharon said...

What a beautiful post and and love the pics as well as the look of your blog!Been awhile since I have stopped by to comment!Love&Blessings~Sharon

Dawn said...

I am glad I came over to check up on you today!

Redeemed By His Love said...

Mimi,
What a wonderful post!
Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day!
Miriam

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Charlie said...

Hi there, would you happen to know who was the artist who did the fishermen in a dory on the rough seas, from your Monday, May 4, 2009 post? Thank you,

Charlie
http://newfinland.blogspot.ca/