Sunday, 2 December 2007

Sunday Scribblings # 87 WALK


A stroll along the promenade at Bondi Beach was THE place for young ladies to be seen on a warm Sunday afternoon in 1938.

Mum with her friend Coralie Martin, two fashionable 17 year olds in uncomplicated times.

A walk, a stroll, an amble on the prom was a pleasure, entertainment ... look at what we don't appreciate anymore, the simple joys of life, gone!

12 Comments:

gautami tripathy said...

One beautiful photo to be cherished forever.

gautami

paisley said...

i dragged myself right past all of that simple innocence... and now if i long for one thing... it is to be able to feel that just once..... beautiful post.....

Rob Kistner said...

Wonderful photo and stroll down memory lane!

The simple things in life need not be gone. They are not gone for me.

I've learned to love the simple joy of being in nature, and appreciating it's splendor. It is soul stirring, and its powerful positive impact lingers long after the experience. It lifts and nurtures us.

The problem today is people are caught up in soul-stripping human diversions -- video games, TV, gambling, drinking, drugs, etc... trying anything, grasping for the mirage of joy. Unfortunately, these things ultimately have the opposite result.

Jo said...

A lovely post.....you're so right, the simple things are so seldom enjoyed. Anyhow, how are you doing?

sister AE said...

How chic they look!

Gill said...

What a lovely photo. I wish we could go back to the simple innocence of those times!

Awareness said...

great photo....

and you're right, we have lost the promenade havent we? Now I'm sure this walkway is full of skaters and skateboarders and people strolling on their own with I-pods stuck in their ears!

Linda said...

They look like my mom and her friend who used to go to old Orchard Beach in Maine every summer. Great photo and words!

tumblewords said...

It does appear to be a most peaceful and serene time. The photo is wonderful!

Herb Urban said...

How true. Life moves too fast and we constantly inundated with distractions to enjoy life's simpler pleasures. That picture was a real treat.

UL said...

Loved this picture of your mom, and gone indeed are those carefree days of the past - happiness is slowly lacking too in these times, and that's something they had in plenty during those days..when will we slow down?

UL

Devil Mood said...

I feel all nostalgic now :) Very nice.

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