Sunday, June 1, 2014

June Theme Day: Zest? ... Well, It Depends

There's nothing like the zest, the pure enthusiasm 
shown by race fans before and after the start of the Indy 500
Last weekend, folks began to make their way through 
the Speedway gates when they opened at 5:30 a.m. 
They quickly (well, that's debatable) dragged their little 
wheeled coolers, collapsible chairs, and blankets 
to their seats and viewing areas. 
Just as quickly those items were arranged 
and folks settled in to await the race.

People played catch with baseballs, footballs, or Frizbees.
The kids played with toys in the warm morning sun
while their parents drank and prepared breakfast. 
Quite a few folks slept for a few hours, 
awakened only by the sound of Jim Nabors singing 
"Back Home Again in Indiana."

The process was then reversed. 
But the enthusiasm that was shown at dawn
was not in evidence. Blankets were rolled up,
 trash thrown in receptacles, chairs folded, 
and the coolers, now empty, made forlorn little 
hollow tickety-tickety sounds as their wheels 
rolled over the pavement. Tired from their exertions
spectators wound their way towards their vehicles,
many of which were parked on the lawns of Speedway
residents. There, they might find the shade of a tree 
where they would have a beer and talk about the race 
while waiting a couple hours for the traffic to thin.

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Daryl said...

terrific interpretation & photos!

Tanya Breese said...

great entry!

William Kendall said...

Good choices!

LOLfromPasa said...

Love the top photo and your description of race day!