Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekly Kodachrome - Cool is as Cool Does

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Do you remember the name of your best Friend when you were growing up? Do you remember those secret rendezvous in the hot, summer evenings when the sun had long since set, and the orchestral chime of crickets had taken over the night air?

Do you recall running through the long, grass and getting caught in the patches of stinging nettles? The wanderings through the lazy summers when you knew, knew mind you, that you were cool in your cutoff shorts and flip-flops; as you went to the lake or river with a cooler full of sandwiches and lounged on that inner tube until you battled for it with your siblings, friends, or cousins?

Do you remember finding those sunglasses? That pair in the store that you just had to have because they were so amazingly awesome? That pair you begged your parents for until they finally caved and bought them for you—or let you buy them with your hard-earned allowance?

You put them on and you knew then and there that you were cool…in fact, you were cooler than cool—and nobody had to tell you either…you just knew it.

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12 comments:

Connie said...

Love that picture!

Karen Peterson said...

I love that picture!

When I was a kid, my best friend was Amanda. Until her parents got cable. Then her new best friend was HBO. And then I met Candace. And, after twenty years of ups and downs and a million memories, we work at the same college.

Glen said...

great imagery - I do remember all of it, not sunglasses but jeans - Oh I looked amazing in those jeans! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment so much - I shall be remembering to come back here :-)

Cheryle said...

LOVE the picture (they are SO cool!) and oh you brought back memories! lol

Stephani said...

In elementary school, and for years to come, I was painfully shy. I would not have been caught dead in sunglasses because, of course, it wold have brought attention to myself. Sunglasses came in high school, after I could drive. I was still shy, but driving a sports car with my windows down, required that I look cool even if I wasn't! ~ Cute image by the way.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

There were many pair of sunglasses my poor mom "HAD" to get because they made me look totally tubular!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh and my best friend as a child I still keep in touch with after reconnecting through Facebook. She now lives in the Dominican Republic. Technology is a wonderful thing.

Mindy said...

I am constantly amazed at the moments you capture...

Buckeroomama said...

I love this photo!

Why is it that we associate shades with the word cool? Because I have a similar shot of my two last summer and I dubbed them The Cool Dudes of Summer.

Team Lando said...

I wish I was as cool as those boys.

Oh, and thanks to the wonders of facebook, I also am in touch with my best friend from childhood.

Life with Kaishon said...

They are so cute. LOVE this shot. You are so good at this! Shooting : )

Leslie said...

I LOL when I saw this picture!! very cute!

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