Summer Snapshot: Kyle

"July 4, 2010, the first 4th of July that I wasn't with my family on the damp sand of Gooch's Beach. On my roof trying to remember: The cool breeze drifting on shore. Refreshing on tender skin, a consequence of the day lying under the hot and humid sun. The whole town, mostly tourists and rowdy local teens, amassing around us, up and down the boardwalk once the beach was fully packed. Posing with my younger cousins for family photographs, the flash blinding, cutting through the faint light, and wildly dancing sparklers through the air, white diamonds shooting every which way. Looking out over the equivocal ocean as boats gathered, one after another from the port, jealous, wishing I could enjoy that view. The sun hardly below the horizon, stars starting to burn holes through the night, eagerly waiting for the first colorful explosion. Then trying my hardest to hear my mother Ohh and Ahh as each vibrant burst lights up the night sky. Knowing for certain that these are the movements I'll remember and cherish most. Finally understanding what it, life, is really all about."

Thanks, Kyle!


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21 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous shot. Love it!

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  2. What a well-written post! I also adore that photo. :)

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  3. the best memories are with family...

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  4. Kyle, this is beautiful. The photo and the words

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  5. How nice! I wish I had my mother closer:)

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  6. Very sweet post and a beautiful photo! xoxo

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  7. Beautiful picture! The sky is gorgeous.

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  8. Wow, this picture is amazingly beautiful! xxx

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  9. deep and i love it! The photo is amazing and Kyle really seized the opportunity to think about it. adore it.

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  10. THIS PHOTO IS STUNNING!
    GREAT POST


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  11. My gosh what a gorgeous pic! I love this series Jaime!

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  12. ohh the sky is so beautiful! great pic!

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  13. without the two of you in Maine this year - the fireworks didn't shine as brightly - missed you
    :(
    LOVE Kyle's post and picture
    Mom

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