Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Ping

I took this picture as the sun was setting last week. Local children were waiting their turn on the "Ping" or bamboo swing in an empty lot. These are erected for the Deshain-Tihar season only and kids look forward to the tradition with great anticipation. We have seen adults nostalgically get on an empty ping to swing a bit if they think no one is looking. They are incredibly charming and speak to an innocence so easily lost in the poverty here. The older kids stand on the swing and get horozontal at least 20-30 feet up - heart attack material for their mothers.

Simple pleasures! (And some good engineering!)

Namaste.

5 comments:

Bar-b said...

heart attack for sure. great blog. I forgot to tell you that I referenced you in my blogathon post. just sayin'.

good luck with the puupy ;)

Brenda Jean said...

Wow, that's incredible! And it looks so surreal in your picture:)

Rhea said...

That looks like a lot of fun! What a fun tradition.

Did your kiddos do it?

Heather said...

I want to try the "Ping". I just taught my girls to do something similar with a young aspen tree. It's fun.

Nicole said...

my boys would break something for sure!!!! It looks fun though.