WPC: Kids Having Fun in Boston, Chicago, Grand Rapids, and New York City

Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.~Dr. Seuss

This was a tough week to create a post about fun.  (See below.)  But in a flash, I remembered the kids of summer, who really know how to have fun.  So, that’s why they totally own this week’s photo challenge.   My collection was shot over several years in 4 cities in the United States.

Summer in Boston

Summer in Boston.  Shot with a Canon 40D.

You can be childlike without being childish. A child always wants to have fun. Ask yourself, ‘Am I having fun?’ ~Christopher Meloni

Street Drummer, Chicago, IL

Street Drummer, Chicago, IL.  Shot with a Canon 40D.

Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.~Brian Wilson
Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Chicago, IL

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Chicago, IL




Shoot the Rapids, Summer 2013

Shoot the Rapids, Summer 2013

Having fun was the last thing on my mind this week. We were getting on a plane to spend the weekend with a seriously ill friend, who is facing a number of grave health challenges. He was gaunt and thin and very weak, but he flashed a big smile when he first saw us and laughed as we shared memories of our time together over the past few decades. This loving and good man reminds us of the power and necessity of enjoying life and having fun–even as we approach the end of our time here on earth. This quote by Randy Pausch is especially apt:

Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun.~Randy Pausch

So, what are you waiting for, all you kids–young and old and in-between? Have some fun this week!

22 replies »

  1. I am one of those adults who need to be reminded to have FUN! It’s so easy to get mired in the day’s to-do list. Kids (and dogs!) are a great reminder to enjoy the day.
    Sending good wishes for your friend, Patti!

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