a particular day

April 30, 2008

Taking the kids to Target

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I passed by this family earlier today while driving to lunch. They were crossing a four lane road and traffic was completely stopped to allow their passage.

A combination of timing and bad angles prevented a snapshot at the time, but the image burned into memory. Though concerned for their safety, the small event was ultimately filed under "things to smile about."

And this evening as I left a parking lot, I saw them again.

No excuses this time. I stopped the car and made with the camera.

Current music: Annie Lennox "Many Rivers to Cross"

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Comments

i echo everyone else's sentiments. when i saw the photo on the home page with the caption i got the stupidest grin on my face!

Posted by: chuck | May 5, 2008 3:30:47 AM

Wow! That is an incredible picture. Love it!

Posted by: Kyle | May 4, 2008 1:18:53 PM

This is so cute. I love it! Your blog is great!

Posted by: Beth | May 2, 2008 4:23:49 PM

NOw that is a great moment. I wonder if they were grabbing dinner at Target. Wah, wah - it was bad, I know!

Posted by: C | May 1, 2008 11:05:10 PM

That is a great shot. Happy and sad at the same time, but definitely something alive in an otherwise grey and commercial landscape.

I really like it.

Posted by: Brianne | May 1, 2008 10:38:35 PM

I'm glad you stopped to take this. Great shot!

Posted by: Geoff | May 1, 2008 1:28:45 PM

Oh man, Chris. You nailed this. Cute Overload much?

Posted by: Kell | May 1, 2008 10:34:29 AM

what a beautiful moment :)

Posted by: ana | Apr 30, 2008 10:16:06 PM

I instantly think of the Target commercials, birds bobbing their heads to the music...."hello HELLO! You say goodbye, I say hello...hello HELLO!!!..." and so on and so forth.

Posted by: drew kora | Apr 30, 2008 7:14:52 PM

Awesome photo. Perfect, Chris.

Posted by: Brian Faust | Apr 30, 2008 6:49:27 PM

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