These last several months have whirred past me. I find myself astonished how quickly the time has passed. Have you ever made a decision to just sit back and let life continue without interfering? I made that decision several months ago. It almost felt like an experiment, and in a way I will tell you it was. The decision to slow down and pay attention to other parts of life. I shifted focus to the everyday smaller moments. The light shining on a table, the voices of passers-by, the sound of the wind thru the leaves. I forgot about these smaller miracles that we are given everyday.
In spite of my best efforts to slow down, my life has still been incredibly fast paced. The demands of work, and physically moving to a new home have all been a little stressful. Brian and I made our best efforts to end the summer by getting away out west for some much needed relaxation. This is where I began feeling grounded again, collecting thoughts and pictures and journaling. It always seems that reminding myself to remain in the moment leads me back to the light. I am always seeking the light in a photograph, as well as in my thoughts. This light that brings attention to the flaws, the stains, all the little imperfections that are hidden in the shadows.
I'm beginning to understand why I love instant film, with all it's blurred parts, unpredictable character, flawed corners, overexposed, underexposed parts. It's alot like us. So much beauty in the imperfection. I can shoot the same photo subject repeatedly and get something completely unexpected each time. I find that fascinating. I have begun going thru a summer's worth of instant photography. I am so grateful to have these moments all journaled in pictures. I am happy to be back here from my hiatus, I am thrilled to be sharing here once again my Life In Pictures.