A Serendipitous Story: An Upside Down Story


For my story this week I had to search long and hard to find a photo.  My brain is still too cold this morning.

Then I found this photo.  A few years ago I brought a small Olympus point and shoot camera.  I used it for a while and then gave it to my daughter Ruth to use for her art studies at school.  Then last year she gave it back to me.  Well what a revelation.  There were a lot of selfies on it (which I have saved but not used to save her dignity) and other photos that she had taken, but not wiped off.

So I wanted to try it out.  We headed outside and Ruth showed off her gymnastic skills.  When she was 11 and 12 she went to what we call in New Zealand intermediate school.  We have primary school for ages  5 – 10 (generally speaking of course), then intermediate school for 11 – 12 and then high school for 13 upwards.  Ruth was telling me last week that she joined the gymnastic team to have something to do during the lunch hour.  It wasn’t the best of schools but both my children has to go to the school they were in zone for.

Ruth actually did really well at gymnastics.  She had the right body for it and was very flexible, unlike me, who actually did do gymnastics at a gym.  So this night she decided to see if she still had it in her.  And as you can see from the photo, she could still do her handstands and flips etc.

I then lost this camera with my other camera when we moved.  But we did have fun trying it out while I still had it.

This post is my Serendipitous Story of the Week for Marilyn’s challenge at SERENDIPITY.


Thanks for visiting.

Copyright Raewyn Forbes


18 thoughts on “A Serendipitous Story: An Upside Down Story”

  1. My granddaughter was also a gymnast. She hurt her back and had to quit and she has never stopped mourning her lost career in gymnastics. I have a lot of pictures of her doing cartwheels through museums, parking lots, and of course, the back yard.


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