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Photo Challenge ~ Worn June 18, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.

Worn out buildings.

Worn out parents.

Remember . . . this, too, shall pass.

No rules.  Just write! 

Related posts:  Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Worn * All Things That Exist . . . (Blue Lotus Cafe) * Well Used & Worn Out (Pseu’s Blog) * Worn (Inspiration) * Worn (Thought Tavern)


1. Richard W Scott - June 18, 2011

Love the cartoon.
The joy of being a grandparent is you can spoil the kids, and if they get rowdy, you can send them back to their parents.

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

That’s how we became the favorite aunt and uncle . . . catered to their every whim until we could “stands no more!” 😉

2. jannatwrites - June 18, 2011

Hey, at first I thought you got a photo of my family at a restaurant, but then I realized it couldn’t be, because we avoid them…and the people around us usually aren’t smiling…and wait a second! There’s an extra kid there…definitely not my family. *Whew!*

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

I thought some readers who still have “young uns” might relate . . .

I’ve hung onto this cartoon for 20+ years. Shortly after we married, when both sets of parents were “pressuring” us to have kids, we included it in our Christmas newsletter . . . to let them know that we enjoyed sitting at the table on the right. 😀

3. Sandra Bell Kirchman - June 18, 2011

Interesting…city jail huh? It certainly does look worn.

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

The Old Jail is located on Pine Avenue at the Historical Society enclave. Anna Maria Island is doing a fine job of gathering up old buildings and restoring them. They use this one for levity.

4. Tilly Bud - June 18, 2011

Great response!

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Thanks, Tilly! I rarely do anything with the WP prompts . . . but I love the photo prompt each week. That and Sidey’s theme are FUN because we get to see how different our interpretations of a single word can be.

5. kateshrewsday - June 18, 2011

Perhaps the first could be used to alleviate the second….

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Good point, Kate! When my parents had 4 kids under the age of 5 . . . they probably would have relished spending a quiet evening enjoying the free lodgings at the county jail. 😉

6. eof737 - June 18, 2011

If this is done’ I will create havoc and other forms of fire…

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Bwahaha! Are you calling me lazy?! 😎

I considered elaborating on the photos. I decided they stood on their own and didn’t need additional verbiage:

The only constant in life is change. This too shall pass.

7. Carl D'Agostino - June 18, 2011

Re worn out parents: I have surprise for couple on the left – mine are 28 and 30. It never ends.

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Have they developed “better table manners” over time, Carl? 😉

8. Paula Tohline Calhoun - June 18, 2011

Yep – many parts of our lives can be worn out, worn away – even worn down or worn off (as long as it’s not my clothes 😀 ), but the challenge will always be there: are they worn well?

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Funny that you mentioned worn off clothes . . . I almost include naked women in this post. 😀

Here’s to wearing it well!

9. eof737 - June 18, 2011

That was a funny picture… my joke comment above is puzzling. TY! 🙂

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

I laughed at your other comment . . . figuring that you thought I’d pressed “Publish” by mistake. 😀

I played around with different ideas, thoughts, words, and pictures. I kept coming back to this streamlined version and decided to leave “well enough alone.”

These photos speak for themselves . . . all things must pass.

10. Loreen Lee - June 18, 2011

Dear Time Out Box:
A jail with air-conditioning, and no bars. But on the downside, no roof, no doors, no windows, no guests! And there is that solid brick wall in the background. Wondering if this ‘open concept of a jail’ is a good metaphor for freedom, which as Hegel says comes only with the ‘recognition of necessity’.

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

I love this comment, LL! This jail is a metaphor for FREEDOM. The prison walls surrounding us are oft of our own making. 😀

11. frizztext - June 18, 2011
nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Greetings, Frizz.

12. Christine Grote - June 18, 2011

Both good ideas. I’m still waiting for inspiration.

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

I probably lacked a bit in inspiration last night . . . but I did want to share both these “photos” and they seemed to fit the theme. 😀

Look forward to your contribution.

13. Piglet in Portugal - June 18, 2011

Great interpretation of the theme “Worn” funny enough I was thinking of “Worn Out” my feet are aching like mad!

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

I wanted to do “Worn Out Welcome” too . . . but couldn’t find a good photo to use. 😀

Hope your footsies and tootsies feel better soon!

14. adeeyoyo - June 18, 2011

Love both of these, Nancy! 😀

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Thanks, Denise! Just think about the bird’s eye view of that jail once you are “flying” again. 😉

15. Booksphotographsandartwork - June 18, 2011

I saw the parents on the left in the grocery store yesterday!

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Me too! Four kids running up and down the aisles creating havor.

It’s hard work being a parent . . . especially if the kids are tired and cranky at the same time.

16. therealsharon - June 18, 2011

Different meaning of the term “Air Conditioned” there, huh? I got a good laugh out of both pics! 🙂

nrhatch - June 18, 2011

Yay! That’s key. Laughing each day keeps the blues away. 😀

17. Cindy - June 19, 2011

Hahaha, you think it gets better as they get older, but it doesn’t …

nrhatch - June 19, 2011

Having kids ends up being a lifelong “commitment” . . . to Looney Tunes Land. 😛

18. photo challenge | Thought Tavern - June 19, 2011

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19. Samyak - June 19, 2011

quite thought provoking. it inspired a post on my site.

nrhatch - June 19, 2011

Cool! I’ll be around to check it out, Samyak. 😎

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