See how this boy’s striped hoop twirls in the air, spinning backwards so that it bounces into his hands when it lands. Are we not airborne and spinning? Do we dread the earth rising up as if to claim us? We may be of the earth but the earth cannot claim us. We belong to the hands about to catch us.


Photo of a boy with a plastic hoop on North Shipley Street in Wilmington, Delaware,
in front of the Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew.
Photo and text copyright 2018 by Danny N. Schweers

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Kathy wrote:
I love the whole picture, the colors, the movement the happy emotion. For some reason, I am drawn to the eyes of the little girl behind the hooping boy.

Hugh wrote:
Many thanks… great shot, great thought.

Bill wrote:
Great text! Good photo too. Thanks.

Ann wrote:
Another favorite, Danny. I’d love to post this on fb with your credited, of course, is that possible?

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