I had planned on posting this on Monday, but my blog interface got a bit weird and The IT People had to get involved, so forgive me if the topic the post covers already feels like old news - because it is. D'oh!
While on vacation in the Adirondacks this summer, we visited the wonderful Village of Lake Placid. And while walking around the Olympic facilities, I happened upon a seemingly bizarre sign which I felt compelled to photograph. You see it here.
"Trampoline is canceled until further notice." Weird, right?
While I am sure there must have been some sort of context for this sign, I did not immediately notice it. Now, as a kid, I remember spending DAYS bouncing around on various trampolines at friends' houses. I mean, c'mon, who doesn't love a trampoline?
But there seemed to be an ominous tone to the sign as well - someone, somewhere simply determined that there was not going to be anymore trampoline. Ever. Until further notice. And whoever determined that this was so was apparently so far above the law that they didn't even see the need to give a reason or even state their name.
When I see the word "trampoline", I just think "exuberant fun". I think happy thoughts. Hell, why not just replace the word "trampoline" with other fun words or phrases like "being a kid", "unstructured time", "freedom" or, say, "Constitution". Yeah, let's have some fun by replacing "trampoline" with any of those words or phrases. Because that's the kind of fun we've been having, as citizens of the states of New York and New Jersey, for the past few days: "Constitution is cancelled until further notice."