February 23, 2010

corner view "street photography"

Busy people, here and there, we don't stop and notice all of the little things around us. I hear their talking, feel their energy and problems. They rush here and there to do who knows what and all I do is try to block it out, ignore the noise and try to live alive and joyful. Coming, going, trying new things. I want that! We say too much. When our needs are fulfilled, we go and want something else. New possessions, money and stuff, do we ever stop and appreciate the things we have?

 
 
Mom, it's an ice cream store, c'mon, can I get some? I promise I'll eat a good dinner! 
Stop at the street and watch for those big metal machines that were made for us to help us rush around and get through the day. 

Coffee every morning, without it you will surely collapse at work. Bring it fast and bring it hot! Don't forget the sugar. We need that too. In candy, in juice, in smoothies, isn't fruit sweet enough? But no, as we get older, do our taste buds wither and die? We need the wonderful taste of sugar before we get old and can't taste at all. For when that happens, we'll be stuck eating wet, mushy, bran for the rest of our years.


 
Oh the pies and cakes and pastries, more sugar, it tastes so good, I need it every day. After every meal and NO, Mom, I'm not addicted to it, I can stop anytime I want to, starting tomorrow.

All of that crossed my mind as my family and I wandered the streets of town. And yes, I'm dramatic. All of the begging for sweets and ice cream I didn't make up. I hear that every day and half of it comes out of my mouth. 

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17 comments:

Annabel said...

Your right. People should stop and think about the possessions that they already have. (Especially there treats.)

Theresa said...

Good point. Nice shots.

C.T. said...

Hahahaha....this post ended quite funny. I got hungry here, so now I'm going to eat something. ;-)

juanita de la vega said...

Love coffee... and your blog!!

jgy said...

Your post is very fun, I like your free-wheeling expression!!
One of my big themes too is about "stop", I am always taking pictures of the "stop" sign on the streets in Japan:))

jane said...

with sweets as pretty as those i´d be asking too. great shots btw! your town looks so charming.

pien said...

hey sky, i just listend to 2 of your sweet songs on youtube..
veeery lovely!

maybe i post one on my blog this week, is that ok with you?

Victoria @ Hibiscus Bloem said...

Great points Sky - we are all guilty I think. I find myself thinking about the donuts in the kitchen and another coffee - like I really need them !
You are a wise girl for sure.

Emily said...

This post made me smile! Of course, it also made me want a treat...

Cate said...

yes, we love to beg for sweets, too. all of us, not just the children here.

and i love that you are stopping for a moment to consider what you have. desire is a sticky business.

Elizabeth said...

What a clever AND delicious post, Skylar! You, your sister and mother are all so talented. I'm thrilled that you've joined Corner View and look forward to reading your blogs.

Daan said...

love your writing, Sylar! en ow those sweets

Annabel said...

Those pastries look really good! :)

la ninja said...

hey ho, I hear you but dramatic is good. as long as you don't get melodramatic. but you don't sound like you'll be doing that in a hurry (see what I did there with "drama" and "hurry"? your themes, my pun. hee hee :)

and I'm with annabel. those pastries look reaaaaaally good indeed.

ninja x

nicola@which name? said...

sweet little town!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Francesca said...

Very nice corner view Sky.

Dorte said...

Yes ... very nice. All those sweets look so tempting :)