Saturday, August 29, 2009

Why Swings Should All Be Red

You'll see it on the left, driving out of Apalachicola, Florida, going west. You'll also see a "Do Not Swing" sign nearby. That's okay. Don't blame the owners one bit. One thing would lead to another, and then another...Soon it would not be a place for respite.

But nowhere is there a sign posted "No Pictures." So snap. This is now one of my pleasures.


I imagine swinging, pushing with my feet, getting sand between my toes, the salty, humid air frizzing my hair. Perhaps a gentle creak of the swing chain, back and forth, back and forth.

The heart rate lowers just thinking about it. Back and forth. Back and forth.

That's why I think swings should be red. To signify the benefits of the heart. And when our hearts are in rhythm, the rest of us just naturally follows.

Be good to your heart today. And please, feel free to use my swing.

Diana
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Woofers Club

4 comments:

Crystal Clear Proofing said...

I absolutley LOVE swings. I loved swinging as a child and I still love to swing.

I took you up on you generous offer to use your swing...thank you. It was most enjoyable. The thrill of going as high as you can, the freedom of the air rushing past you - it's exhilarating and relaxing at the same time. Isn't that a paradox?

Well anyway, I had a wonderful little respite. Thank you again for the use of your swing. :)

Diana Black said...

So happy you enjoyed a little respite, Crystal! Does the soul good, doesn't it?

And, I too, LOVE to swing...

Diana

Eileen Williams said...

Thanks for the feeling of swinging back and forth. Just reading your words made me breathe easier and my heart rate lower. How wonderful to while away an afternoon on a swing--especially a RED one!

sanjeet said...

I took you up on you generous offer to use your swing...thank you.

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