While digging through our archives, I came across an assignment I did for the Roanoke Times a few years ago. The assignment was to photograph Shawsville Elementary School's Field Day and capture the unbridled bliss and madness of kids (and teachers) celebrating the end of the school year and two months of summer-time freedom. Most of the stations at the field day involved some sort of game or race, but the goal of one station was just to sit in a chair and wait for a huge balloon of water to be popped high above your head. It was a really popular station, not just for getting soaked on a hot day, but also as entertainment for all the other kids standing around watching--the moment of anticipation, the impact, and finally the reaction. Looking back on these photos, I pulled out this series of suspended inevitability.