Keeping children entertained on a 90 minute or so train ride through very dense clouds s not an easy task, but that is exactly what we did climbing up Pike’s Peak. Did you know then Captain Zebulon Pike attempted to climb this mountain in November? He waned to do this while wearing a summer uniform back in 1806!
Kevin here took the time to enjoy the company of his grandfather for the ride up the mountain…and peppered him with questions and little “figgity” games you would expect of a six year old. Grandad tempered Kevin’s energy with his wisdom so they did have a fun journey together that taught Kevin a few good nuggets of information along the way.
I personally was imagining Captain Pike’s First Sergeant looking at him just thinking he could get a tiny bit up that mountain…oh the burning eyeballs!
Looking through the eyes of a child, or in this case into they eyes of a child, can really charge us with both a fresh perspective AND energy to explore the world. This type of energy propelled the great creatives and explorers of history. Creatives who temper that youthful exploration with introspection are those that use their adventures to enrich the lives of those around them. Those young creatives who don’t get a safe guiding hand…well they end up frozen on Pikes Peak…with their talents wasted in the alpine air.
P.S. Fujifilm X-E1 with the 18-55 “kit” lens. Make no mistake…this is not your typical kit lens.