Saturday, August 15, 2009

Empty Lifeguard Chair

I apologize to everyone for my absence this week. I received some fairly big news last weekend, the shock of which has left me thinking about all kinds of things -- but not taking pictures. And if I have no pictures, I have nothing to give you. Again, I apologize, but I am getting back on track.


Without further ado, I give you this empty lifeguard chair. There's a story here. I'm not sure what it might be, yet, but I know there's a story here. It seems wrong somehow that the lifeguard chair, a symbol of safety and security, stands empty. Perhaps someone is being rescued, and that's why it's empty? Perhaps the lifeguards are not yet on duty, or have taken a break, or are off for the day. Perhaps the said lifeguard got terribly hot, and thought that a quick dip in the ocean wouldn't hurt anyone. Ahh...but then, who's watching all those hapless swimmers, especially the out-of-towners who don't know about the undertow?

6 comments:

Jacob said...

There is a wispy, genteel air about this photo...almost like an impressionist photo...

The red chair is what pulls it all together.

Very nice! I hope that whatever came into your life has been resolved to your satisfaction!

Lois said...

That's a very nice picture! Nicely composed looking at the empty chair through the sea oats. Maybe he/she went to the bathroom!

Sarah Lashbrook said...

Thank you both! The shocking news is that my husband and I discovered we are now expecting our second child... very exciting, and yes, resolved to my satisfaction. :)

Jacob said...

Congratulations and best wishes, Sarah!

Jacob said...

Congratulations and best wishes, Sarah!

(This may be a dupolicate...I'm not sure if my first comment went through) :-)

Erica said...

Oh Sarah! How exciting for you and your Hubby :). I am so thrilled for you both and you and your next little bundle of joy shall be in our prayers. Keep us posted please!

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