We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

May 1, 2007

Pause; Self Portrait Challenge

This assignment intimidated me a lot. I wasn't sure when or how to take my own picture out on the street and I was a little self conscious doing it as well. I am usually the one behind the camera not in front of it (this is one reason I joined SPC). This first week I opted to use an picture from last year as a warm up. Obviously I did not take the picture myself but I had been complaining that there were hardly any pictures of me with my son so she took a lot while she was here.

We had gone for a walk to get away from the chaos of the weekend. It was only a pause since we had to go back to my house to set up for Alder's naming ceremony. Everything that weekend went smoothly (even barbecuing the turkey) but it was a lot of relatives and hosting. I think the moment I sat on the bench was the only quiet I got.

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2 comments:

Sacred Suzie said...

It's amazing how much you remind me of a friend I have who just had a baby! It's like seeing a friendly face. It's nice to meet you and I think this photo says a ton about you and the world around you.

M said...

This is a great, vulnerable, quiet moment. Great shot!