We're All Afloat On The Same Boat

"One for all and all for one." - The Three Musketeers

Young children can now spend time outside their "bubbles" to play with similar age groups in B.C. Kids out on the water, paddling and having fun, were a recent reminder that we do not all occupy the same space or time on Earth but we're in it together.

The shot (above) of a cardboard boat race was taken five years ago, also in Crescent Beach where kids, just this summer, crafted cute life-sized cardboard cutouts (below) at Camp Alexandra. Their projects were tacked onto the exterior wall.

Sadly, my mind went to the people tossed about and killed due to the blast in Beirut. The massive explosion in a highly populated area is likely to ripple beneath the earth surface resulting in future destabilization. From carelessly storing hazardous goods to politicizing masks, behaving stupidly and selfishly is a toxic mix that could sink us all.

Along the way, a wild rabbit hopped then stopped, hoping I wouldn't see it by staying perfectly still. This probably seemed like a good plan for the bunny since the best place to hide is in plain sight. If we care to see them, societal solutions are just as clear. One sick person can evolve into everyone being infected so healthcare for all. An explosion nearby can result in a shake up anywhere so avoid causing big blasts. The Three Musketeers' motto "one for all and all for one" is a message for kids and the world.


Still the kid I used to be

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  1. Hello,

    It is nice to see the children outside playing again. Our curve is going down in my state, so I think things will be a little more relaxed. I still worry about our leader, he is a selfish man. The bunny photos are adorable, they are cute critters. I hope you are well, take care. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a great day and a happy weekend!

  2. I love that cute bunny rabbit and the children playing is nice too. Take care and enjoy your weekend!

  3. All shots and artwork are wonderful ~ the rabbit ones are my favorite ~ one of nature's gems ^_^

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  4. Things are relaxing here in Toronto but we are still being careful and wearing masks when inside!

  5. I'm intrigued by those blow up dolphins and ship pirates!

  6. It is sad to contemplate, but I do not think that this is the last "Beirut." We never seem to learn and continue to do foolish things, especially if money is involved and unscrupulous people can get away with spending less or making more. And we continue to foolishly elect politicians who buy into this madness.

  7. I would love for you to include bunnies in every post

  8. Maria - so glad to have you return to Mosaic Monday! Yes, the solutions are often right in front of our noses, but how to get through the maze of our complicated political systems .... but we must try. Some years (ok, many years) ago we conducted a cardboard-boat building exercise at my company as a team-building event. A roaring success!

  9. Puddling in the cardboard boat looks so fun and peaceful. I’ve seen the cardboard cutouts of life-size figure at school art exhibition where students made each one’s. The wild rabbits are so adorable. I hope the sudden appearance of them indicates the coming of good time as they hop freely in the fields.

    What a catastrophe in Beirut! At first, the mushroom cloud of the blast reminded me of nuclear bombing, of which memorial was recently held in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Surely professional negligence is one of the reasons. I hope and pray Beirut people have enough strength to stand up.

    Take care, be safe and happy, Penelope.

  10. It was good to see images of children enjoying playing on the water instead of photographs of frightened asylum seekers paddling across the English Channel from France in flimsy boats which appear almost daily in UK news,
    Stay safe, stay well

  11. Its good, to see the children outside again... having some fun.
    Stay healthy and well.

    Happy MosaicMonday

  12. Our biggest enemy is ourselves. So sad.

  13. Its nice that children in your area are outside at play again. Lovely mosaics. Luv that rabbit
    Happy Monday. I am at #11on the linky today


  14. There is nothing better than seeing children playing together and having fun.

  15. Sweet pictures of the children. Liked the cardboard cutouts on the wall and the bunny. Smile-bringers and we do need a smile, thank you. So many sad happenings around the world, including here. Lebanon was heartbreaking, and many places in the world going through it, here too. “One for all and all for one.” A good message for us all. We are all in this together as you say. We have to start looking beyond our own garden and take care of each other. One of my favorite sayings was painted on a wall and I saw it years ago. "We are all many flowers in one garden." I thought it profound and it has always stayed in my mind.

  16. awesome boats....love the colorful sketches


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