March 14, 2010

Late Night Walks

When I was in high school I had a close-knit group of friends. We spent just about every weekend together.

At night we used to talk long walks along the lonely roads of the rural community where I grew up.

When cars would pass us, we'd stop on the side of the road and assume a 'family portrait' pose - we'd stand side by side, facing the road, turned slightly inward towards those in the center of the group, those in front kneeling, those in back with a hand placed lovingly on the shoulder of the person in front of them, all smiling inanely and vacant-eyed at an imaginary photographer in the distance.


We'd hold the pose until the car had passed and disappeared into the distance, then w'd resume our walk. When the next car came along, we'd form our family portrait post again. And when that got dull, we got creative.

We'd form a still-image of a Kung-Fu battle.


Or a still-image of a dance-routine, usually Lord of the Dance style.


Sure, we were weird. But we did have fun.

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4 comments :

Quirky said...

How I wish I would have known you then! Bizarre poses on the side of the road for passing strangers are right up my alley. Just that kind of thing I would adore doing!

~jill said...

love it! good memories!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love your poses on the side of the road! Brilliant! I wish I'd thought of that.

And where in the world did you get that family pose? How strange!

christyzee said...

Thanks for posting...it sure is nice knowing my sister and I are not the only goofballs out there! Growing up my sister, a neighborhood friend and I use to roam the streets at night (well you know what I mean) and when cars would pass we would go "G. I. Joe" or super spy and hit the ground and lay flat or behind the nearest tree and such. Wow what memories! I can't imagine what we must have looked like!