Sunset Beach Ballet

Sunset Ballet

Their silhouetted slim perfection
backed by sunset’s splashed reflection,
these teens seemed to have some connection
that loosed them from a straight direction
as they chose a swift aborting
of their stroll for wild cavorting.

In frolics on the beach, each leap
was energy they couldn’t keep
but had to spend, paying their tolls
in somersaults and flips and rolls;
while I watched, spellbound, from my step,
entranced by  all their joy and pep—

glad that I had viewed by chance
this sunset’s stunning triple dance
of light on water and on sea
as well as bends of arm and knee
that turned this day all upside down
for each cavorting, spinning clown—

those of us more seasoned sat,
collected for a sunset chat,
well-worn by humor, sun and life,
taking ease from lives of strife.
And though we’re not as young and trim,
our hearts danced along with them.

(Click on first photo to enlarge, then click quickly on each successive arrow to transpose these stills into action.  I’ve captioned the last photo THE END and you can click on the X to the top left at this time or at any other time to return to this screen.  It may take some time to download initially, depending on your computer; on mine it went quickly.  Once downloaded, it goes very quickly depending on how fast you press the right arrow each time.  It’s worth the bother.  So fun to view!!! Please let me know how this works for you.)

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

11 thoughts on “Sunset Beach Ballet

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    Great sequence! Those kids had more energy in an afternoon than I have in a year.

    You can set pictures to run as a slide show and it will show them in sequence automatically. It’s part of the media functionality. Just so you know.


      1. janebasilblog

        The best photographers are voyeurs surely? In the UK there’s some kind of protection law which says you mustn’t take photos of individuals without their consent. I can see the reasons for it, but it’s very limiting, and I don’t think it will stop those with nefarious designs…

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        1. lifelessons Post author

          I always ask parents if it is all right to photograph their children and use them on my blog… unless they are far away pictures. I take the photos first, then destroy them if it isn’t okay with the parents. One of my best shots ever, the parent said it was okay to shoot so long as I didn’t put it on the internet..I did shoot and didn’t use but oh how I would have loved to have!!!

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          1. janebasilblog

            Do you do that purely out of consideration, ar are their laws governing photos over there?
            Couldn’t you have got away with photo-shopping beards and moustaches onto the image? 😀


            1. lifelessons Post author

              No no laws governing it here…just an awareness that all parents may not want their children’s pictures on the internet. For groups where people are really not distinguishable, I don’t get permission..I usually ask Americans if anyone is on witness protection and so prefers not to have their pictures online…ha. Most here know my blog and expect to be on it if they don’t object to their picture being taken. Occasionally someone asks for right of review for vanity reasons…which I can understand.

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