Thursday, April 18, 2013

lunch with my max.

lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
It's been a week. Personally, and out there in the world.
What a week.
And my tendency when the going gets tough is to check-out with my iPhone or iPad or washing dishes or folding clothes or cleaning bathrooms, and finding a million other things to do just to numb my mind a bit, and escape from having to be present in the moment. Because if I have to be present in the moment I might just have to feel some things I don't really want to feel. Horrifying, I know.
But then I made lunch for my guy, and realized that he's only got eight and a half weeks of school left.
And that means I only get to sit with him while he has lunch before heading to kindergarten for eight and a half more weeks.
So I grabbed my camera and sat down.
I stopped "doing" and just was present for a few minutes.
lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
lunch time
My camera helps me do that.
I need to remember that when I want to escape, I really just need to grab my trusty Nikon and start snapping away.
You can't check-out while taking pictures.
And besides that, I need to stop waiting for inspiration to find me and just pick-up my camera and start somewhere.
All great things begin by simply starting right?

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Great thoughts and insights. I think the camera really taught me a lot about "seeing" and "being."

Love the brightness of these. Sad that you only get him for lunch a little while longer. I miss that a lot.

Liza said...

I bet he loves the attention, too. So, cute. He looks so much like you.

penandview said...

Amen. :) Glad you picked up your camera!