The day before my birthday this year, I ventured out to take my daily nature walk. All was well as I made my way through the curvy hiking trail at the wildlife refuge, enjoying the unseasonably warm December weather. I was about halfway through the trail, conscious of keeping good posture as I took careful deliberate steps forward. Suddenly I looked down at the ground, and was amazed to find a piece of my childhood carved neatly into the moist earth… a hopscotch board!
Wow…I thought, how I loved that game as a little girl. But I had never seen a board created in the natural earth. The hopscotch boards of my youth were etched into concrete sidewalks on Merrymount Street where I grew up in Staten Island.
It was an exciting game for “little me” and I remember all the fun I had while playing.
I took a photograph of the board, and continued on my way, accepting the gift of a great childhood memory…the joys of playing hopscotch.
Much Love, Robyn
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photo credits: hopscotch photo#1 above by Isaac Fitterman, 1956 hopscotch photo#3 above by Hugh Brecher,1971