I’m not as much of a dare devil as I used to be. I’ve been white water rafting, gone on the craziest theme park rides, cycled and trekked through mountains and explored so many amazing places but I’ll admit, in recent years I’ve become a bit of a scaredy cat.
Maybe it’s age. Or is it maturity, parenthood and the knowledge that I’m responsible for others that’s made me cautious. Mind you, I still enjoy new adventures and getting out of my comfort zone and I love being out on the water but some things I’ll leave to the pros.
I remember trying to water ski many years ago when I first met my to-be husband (I couldn’t even swim back then) and realising pretty quickly that I wasn’t a natural.
But this guy was. I took these photos at Lake Bonney in Barmera a couple of years ago. The sunset was spectacular. And the memories are still vivid.
I remember walking to the end of the pier and being so in the moment. It was such a peaceful night. Then over the horizon a speed boat and water skier appeared on the lake.
Strangely it didn’t break the tranquility, it added an element of magic. It was one of those moments when I was happy just to be an observer.
I was mesmorised, watching him skim the waters. Effortlessly gliding across as though he was one with the water. The scene became silhouetted and almost surreal. One of those magical moments when color, water, movement and light all blended into one.
He eventually came down, but just as quickly he was up and on his feet again. It reminded me of how resilient we can be when we fall. How, with the right attitude we can be on our feet again in no time. Balanced and moving forward.
As time passed, the light changed and intensified and he continued to skirt across the water. I was happy to watch, thankful for the beauty surrounding me, the silhouettes of the night and the chance to witness the day end in such a magical place.
As I continue to be mindful in May I’m reminded of how simple things can be so uplifting and how the ordinary moments can become extraordinary, depending on how we look at them.
This is in response to Frank’s photography challenge, over at Dutch goes the Photo a wonderful opportunity to get creative. His theme this week is Silhouette.
Wishing you all balance, light and love as you go about today.