Before The Storm #2

By: pbcmedia

Jan 10 2009

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Category: Before the Storm Series, Creativity, DREAMS, Family, Life, Personal, Photography


Focal Length:16mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D

When I was young, I wanted to be an ice skater.  My brother wanted to play hockey.  The two of us would go to a pond close to our house and practice our respective future skating selves.

To say we were hopeless was kind.  Our ankles were on the ice where the blade should be.  We didn’t seem to know just how bad it was.

Today,  another storm is coming this afternoon, early evening.  I went to pond’s edge and smiled.  There were some skates awaiting someone’s ankles.

The scent of snow is in the air  as I take the photo and navigate my sure footed self in my red suede Merrells over patches of ice and snow left over from another storm.

Some dreams just don’t have the right pair of ankles. But Merrell makes a fine pair of shoes for those of us with dreams unlived.

©Pat Coakley 2008


This is the second in a series called “Before the Storm”.  Click here to view the first Before the Storm

8 comments on “Before The Storm #2”

  1. You know you rocked this photograph! Awesome one.

  2. I love hockey! But I’m terrible on ice, we used to play street hockey at school on asphalt surface.
    Great photo. ;)

  3. Amazing. I simply love this…especially since I’m playing on a roller hockey team and need to get my butt onto the real ice.


  4. Thanks, Renee! If I can’t skate, photos of those who do shall have to suffice!

    Palpinao, my eight year old grand nephew loves hockey and is going to the The Boston Bruins this weekend. He is very excited to see it. Me? I close my eyes most of the time when they head for one another as if they are going to kill them with their stick or bodies.

    Thanks, Mt. Brooks. I used to love roller skating, too! I was better at that but not by much. Ah.

  5. Everything in this photo is so well placed… from the skater to the shoes to most especially the lines leading into the scene. You already have my best weekend “lines” shot beaten :)

  6. Conni, you know I might just use this photo for “lines”. I didn’t think of it until you mentioned it!! Thanks.

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