Participating in leisure connects us like nothing else.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.
Arnold J. Toynbee
A man looks toward the beach as kite-boarders get ready to launch their kites. Behind him are stand-up paddle boards waiting for customers to come out and play.
Perhaps he is a former kiter or windsurfer reflecting on the good old days? Perhaps he is a merely a tourist taking in the beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. His contemplation of the view connects him in ways we cannot imagine.
This photo is also submitted to Nancy Merrill Photography for her weekly challenge A Photo a Week: From the Back.