Remember the days of wearing socks that match your shirt and playing in yards with chain link fences? When did those kids become adults who write convenances that ban chain link fences in neighborhoods and wouldn’t be caught dead in dark socks with shorts unless they were trying to embarrass their children? Oh, when did we grow up?
This watercolour was done for Illustration Friday’s topic of Fast. It was taken from a photograph of boys at my church in the early ’70’s doing a three legged race. I challenge you to go to the backyard, tie your ankle up with ___’s (perhaps your spouse’s??) ankle and see if you can still run like this. Don’t worry about the neighbors watching, that is why we have privacy fences now. But don’t forget your camera, I want a picture!