In thinking about today’s challenge to keep things simple, photographically speaking, and in playing with light, I wasn’t immediately inspired. Up until today, I’ve had the tickle of an idea pop into my head after reading the daily email from the Picture Fall course instructor. But today, I felt empty. Perhaps it was the 11-miles I ran yesterday in preparation for the up-coming half-marathon? Or maybe, it was rushing directly from that run to an amazing social event with the Lake Michigan Writing Project? It could have been the fact that I only saw my kids yesterday morning, since they were sleeping both time I made it home.
I admit I didn’t feel altogether inspired, and I since I hadn’t posted yesterday I already felt behind. I know that many of my students feel this way. I wonder if they’d be surprised to know how often I feel like I myself have 5 missing assignments. Parents – wouldn’t you agree that in life there are so many things that are left undone? In some ways, I think students need to know that there will always be more work on the horizon. And truthfully, even though I wasn’t inspired today, I did the work anyway. Even if I am writing this post on Saturday and back-dating it for Friday. I do it because there are a million things in life that get in our way, but there are a million more cells of determination in me. I committed to this endeavor and I will do my best to see it through.
Can anyone tell what this is? I love the way I’m never sure if it’s curving toward or away from me. I love that it looks sparkly and beautiful. I love that when I’m in the kitchen and my son wants to help me cook, he looks for Loud Snappy. This simple pair of kitchen tongs holds so much meaning for me. Where do you find meaning and inspiration when it it’s playing hard to get?