I have never participated in a 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups (WCGU) before. But it looked interesting, and the picture subject was beautiful and tantalizing.
Much of my childhood was spent at the river. Peacefulness overtakes you while watching little fish gobble bugs at the surface, causing ripples in the gentle current. These were the days before iPods, Nintendo DS, cell phones. My best friend and I found joy just gazing at nature. We tossed in leaves and watched them float away, sometimes racing them to the big tree. Today I reflect on our days of swimming, fishing, and bug catching. I bring my son here to revel in the memories of my childhood. He’s bored, he wants to play Angry Birds on my phone.