spirit of adventure

Pops skiing

This is my grandfather, skiing in Europe.  It hung by the door of his apartment until his death a year ago, and now is on the wall at my parents’ house.  I love it for the sheer majesty of the mountains and also for the way it captures the spirit of adventure that filled my grandfather’s life.

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  1. Posted August 6, 2013 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    I have a black and white of my grandparents on their sailboat. Grandpa’s head is thrown back and resting in my grandmother’s lap, he is mid laugh. They both look inexpressibly content. Warms me every time that I pass it.

  2. Posted August 6, 2013 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful moment captured on film. It’s fantastic that the photo has stayed in your family. You can tell a lot about your grandfather from this picture. I bet he was a fun man, full of life and adventure. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Posted August 7, 2013 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    How amazing! The relative size of the mountain and your grandfather… totally amazing!