Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Never Underestimate The Power Of Happiness

Never underestimate the HAPPINESS a 6 year old can generate just being a kid!

The back-story: On assignment for ISLANDS Magazine on Isle Au Haut in Acadia National Park, I understood motor vehicles are not allowed on the island. Only a few residents are allowed a vehicle. So, I borrowed an old bike to circumnavigate the island for a day making photographs.

Well, the bike broke down half way on the loop. It was terribly hot outside,  I was carrying lots of camera gear and pushing the busted bike mile after mile. My production level plummeted.

My mood soured quickly.

Then, a local resident with her pick-up truck drove by. She stopped and offered a ride. I tossed the bike inside and climbed aboard. In the cab, 6 year old Dale wanted to ride in back with me. Mom gave her the thumbs up and off we went.  (Click on image to enlarge)

Every bump in the road made her giggle with joy. She loved being outside. I grabbed the camera and we had a blast with every pothole Mom could hit.

A most memorable day.