Leisure connections are vitally important to the human condition. Regardless of our hobbies, pastimes and interests that bring us happiness or challenges, the friendships and human connections we make with one another as we partake in these activities ultimately help create communities. When you join a club, you now belong to a community of like-minded folks who share similar values and interests.
In the above image, (that’s me in the middle), as I was learning to windsurf, I met a few other women who were learning as well. The pure joy of accomplishing the goal of sailing back and forth, pleased that we hadn’t fallen in so quickly this time, united us in this moment, forever connecting us as we chortled with glee! After several hours of this, we then sat on the beach, happy in our mutual exhaustion, exclaiming how we made that tack, or successfully steered around random swimmers.
As we become connected in our leisure pursuits, whether in the act of windsurfing, sewing in a quilting circle, or reading our fellow bloggers’ wonderful stories, we belong to a community that provides lasting relationships.
31 thoughts on “Photography 101: Connecting in Leisure”
Beautiful, Terri. So true. And I was hooked immediately when I saw the sails!
I have never tried it but always thought it must be hard on the arms!
It is at the beginning. When one gets a little better, you wear a harness that hooks to the boom which takes the pressure off your arms when you sail in windier conditions.
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Tampoco yo lo he probado nunca y, no sé si sería capaz de llevarlo.