Sunday, August 23, 2009

Heart Swings

These days, little girls are coaxed into loving the color pink. From babyhood, they are snuggled into pink blankets then pink boots, pink mittens, pink backpacks. The "girl's section" at the toy store is a sea of pink. At the county fair, there is a ride consisting of bright pink hearts that swing around and around. No little brother would be caught dead on this ride. I had no idea whether the picture would turn out when I snapped it. At night, I need to make a long slow exposure. But the waiting girl was transfixed by the whirling hearts. Stillness and movement, all in pink.