My son, his girlfriend, Ellie and I did the Alaska State Fair once more yesterday.
From giant pumpkins to prize pigs . . . 4H steers to human slingshots . . . Ferris wheels to cabbage fairies . . . corn-dogs to concerts . . . an endless Fun-4-All collection of crafts, cuisine, creatures, amusements and vendors throngs of friends and family delighted in sharing together.
Driving home it struck me . . . during the hours we spent there yesterday, not once did I observe a harsh word exchanged or an unhappy face . . . smiles, laughter, and pleasantness were the order of the day. It was as though everyone had checked their personal agendas at the gate to enjoy sharing life together . . . a welcome respite from the argumentative, divisive social genre all to prevalent today. Wish everyone could purchase a season’s pass to such fleeting harmonious humanity.
Here’s a few pics of the fun and frolic we participated in. Wish y’all coulda’ joined us.
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2 thoughts on “Alaska State Fair Harmony”
Now that you mention it, I didn’t witness any contention at our county fair, which I visited yesterday, either. There was competition, and I couldn’t see behind the scenes, but I would like to think it was all friendly and good fun!
Love your reflection about coming together, Fred! You are right – we need more collective fairs to enjoy!