Last April my extended family and our respective children (21 persons in all) went out for a picnic day at the beach. After lunch as we were lounging outside the cottage I noticed all the kids were staying together in one side of the cottage and the adults at the opposite side. You could literally see the generation gap from that view. The kids were also busy with their gadgets IPhone, IPad, etc so that our invitations to take a walk at the beach fell on deaf ears. Then on the beach we saw a volleyball and immediately I shouted “Dodge ball!” Soon my brothers and sisters and I were running, dodging and hitting each other with the ball like we were kids once more. We must have looked like we were having so much fun because suddenly out of the blue all our kids joined in and soon we were all playing like crazy.
That afternoon the line between parents and children, old and modern was blurred and we all become just one big happy family playing on the beach. If joy could be captured, frozen in time, this would be it…my snapshot. So the title I chose for this picture is “Happiness is …dodgeball!”