Simple times they were.

Do you remember the times when you were a kid?  Night time would come and you would wrap your little hands around your favorite stuffed friend.  Or maybe daytime would find you smashing your favorite car into your friends favorite car.  Maybe a bright spring day might have found you lightly brushing the golden locks of hair on your Barbie.  Life was quite a bit more simple as a kid.  Playing was at the forefront of our minds then.  We didn’t worry about cars, homes or businesses.  If you were to go back into your early years, what was your simple life like?

Best wishes for the days ahead!

Shawn Nielsen


About Shawn Nielsen

Commercial Photographer in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. My studio is a building that I built on my 7.5 acre hobby farm and is wonderfully surrounded by country that is full of crops, trees, goats, etc.

Posted on March 23, 2010, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. My brothers and I spent countless hours running around the woods behind my grandparent’s house. When we grew tired of the woods we’d head over to the creek and we’d follow it for a couple of miles to our friend’s house. We’d go in for lunch, but then we were right back out to the woods until dark. Ahhh, the good ‘ol days! 🙂

  2. Shawn,
    First-Thanks for the inspiring blog. Your photography captures a deeper meaning than just a “picture”. You are a gifted and humble person.
    Second-The simple life; younger days. When days lasted forever, summer never ended, listening to music, looking at the stars, rolling in the grass, and laughing with friends.
    The simple life; current. Reading a book in the boat while the sun is shining on my face, gently rocking from the waves and slowly and peacefully drift off into a nap. Pure joy.

  3. Making up huge and complex other lives, then playing them out with my best friend, Mary. We owned restaurants, lived in trees, had husbands and dozens of children, were orphans and movie stars. Pure joy.

  4. That was a simple time. My childhood had hours playing in fields, throwing rocks in the river, chasing frogs, and playing until dark.

  5. Riding my bike to the drug store in Rockford to buy candy. Back when there was a drug store on main street. And back when it was safe to let your 8-year-old and friend ride bike into town by themselves.

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