As I was returning to my apartment from the Saturday morning Ecco market there were 4-5 young boys running up and down the alley laughing and playing. They had an empty 1 liter plastic bottle and were throwing it and kicking it, playing games of keep away, catch, and soccer. All of their own invention, making up rules as they go, having a wonderful time using their bodies and their minds. Reminiscent of my generations “kick the can”. It did my heart good to see kids doing the work of children, having the freedom to play, to invent to socialize. I’m sure they were having more fun than any organized “little league” as as there was no pressure to perform, no one was watching, just me gazing in admiration.

Signing off KO

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like , but I plan on doing more. After working full time at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer of 22 I have decided to retire completely and forever. Prior to that I was semi retired as a Wedding Officiant I officiated at about 20 weddings a season, and with my small delivery service I handled the distribution of a local high-quality Home and Garden magazine . Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency. I now plan to travel to new places and exciting places, getting ready to do that as a solo as the Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that. For hobbies I'm a reader and love my kindle. And I enjoy writing.

2 thoughts on “FUN AND GAMES”

  1. I love this! I feel the same way as you did about the boys playing. Just good old fashioned fun. No stress, no pressure to perform, etc.


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