hangin' in limbo....
It has been a chaotic 2 days. I have driven many miles, but all well worth it to share the laughter of the people I love. Sometimes we feel like the cat in this photo with our life hanging in limbo. As we sit in a state of limbo wondering what will happen next, it is a great opportunity to appreciate what's happening right now. So many cool things happen every day that we totally take for granted. I often try to photograph these things. Things like capturing a shot of a tree that we may drive by every day but are too busy to see or one of my kids doing a mundane every day thing like eating a bowl of cereal. If we can appreciate these average moments, you realize they are quite extraordinary. They are extraordinary because we are fortunate to have them at all. I am always fascinated by fact that when I slow down to capture these moments on film, life becomes transparent and I suddenly I get it. I couldn't have my camera out today, but I had to make a bunch of mental pictures of the good things to catalog in my mind. I usually say "click" and the kids start laughing knowing mommy is at it again with her fancy imaginary camera. (By the way, my imaginary camera is a Nikon D3). Today I saw the grandeur of the Brooklyn Bridge, re-watched the best chick flick (Love Actually) of all time, and saw the joy of a little boy's face when he made it through the jungle gym obstacle course without falling into the pit of boy eating crocodiles. So being in limbo often works out OK, especially if it helps you live the more examined life. What's next isn't nearly as important as right now. Today, make a promise to yourself that as you meander down Main Street or Savile Row that you try to get it, catalog it in your brain, and feel good about what we have been given.
That cereal eating boy...
...and the tree that keeps it real.