The joy of youth
“I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg” – James M Barrie.
I was going through my photos last night as I tried to get my albums from this year in some sort of order and I realised that one of my favourite shots from this year was not up on this blog.
It is a photo of my niece Gianna enjoying the sea on Duncannon beach back in February as her big brother Kaleb keeps a watchful eye on her. I hadn’t planned on taking any photos that evening, but then, as I have mentioned before, that’s the great thing about phones these days, being able to capture moments like this:
Gianna, at the tender age of two, is already a great character – smart as a whip and fiercely independent. She also has that innate ability to tap into unbridled joy in the simple pleasures that seems to get harder for us all to access as the years go by.
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy,” Rumi said. Which brings me neatly to one of my other favourite photos from this year, once again featuring Gianna, the youngest of my sister Amy and her husband John’s wonderful children:
Posted on August 17, 2012, in Family, Inspiration, Life, Photography and tagged cake, Duncannon beach, iPhone photography, James M Barrie, laughter, river, Rumi, smile, soul, The joy of youth. Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.