Somewhere in urban America, sometime ago, this lad jumped. And what a leap as he sails toward the fence.
If anyone knows the photographer, the jumper or the story behind this photo, I’d love to hear from you.
I jumped from a swing in motion when I was a kid and lived to tell the tale. It never approached the drama or daredevilry of the image above but nevertheless my buddies and I felt like we were living a little on the edge.
My young kids are doing it now too. There are such looks of wonder, fear and elation rapidly shifting across their faces as they fling themselves through the air.
This is a concrete example of a playground activity where kids assess risk. It’s all about their own ability and judgment as they face off against gravity.
Check the facial expressions and aerial acrobatics of these jumpers captured by flickr photographers and curated by PlayGroundology in JUMP.
Get out there and JUMP!
If you’re a swing lover, you may also enjoy – The Unbearable Lightness of Swinging.