Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Without a care in this world........
Oh to feel so free.....looking at these pictures of arden betty made me miss summers spent as a little girl. when the weather gets warm i feel so happy ...so free!
the sun has been out....and that makes life just a little bit better. im so over this winter.... over snow and colds.....im done with sweaters and boots. give me sunburns and barefeet. when i was a little girl i ran barefooted everywhere, i wore a thousand mardigra beads and a swimsuit. my skin was brown,my hair ratty, and my teeth crooked...to put it nicely,i was a little trashy gypsy girl. i was that little girl who wore skirts too big for her and boys shoes(the girl the rich mothers thought was so pretty, she just needed to be groomed a little:)....i rode my byke all over town and played in the "field" aka an old abandoned lot behind a highway...in the industrial side of town.this place was my fort...my little playland. old abandoned signs and broken down cars, alice had wonderland...i had the dump. we'd find old wood to build forts with...and we took it sereously our forts became our new home...i even remember poopong in them!!on these long summer days i was gone all day i'd go home only to rummige for change to buy penny candies at the quick stop. looking back,its amazing im alive today. all this and i feel lucky that i had that much freedom. i feel bad for the kids who had it so "normal" the schedules and the dance clases the ones who never went outside. from what i have seen...they came out a bit boring.im thankfull that i was not one of those snotty little girls with the perfect scrunchie hair and no imagination. give me my pink bike,traintracks, jelly shoes, ice cream truks, dirty fingernails, and my sister at my side. i would take a summer day like this over any memory i have.to this day when i see a ratty little girl i think of me.
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