7.13.16

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I am challenging myself to keep my camera more handy and document these every day moments.  Especially of my son, as I tend to photograph my daughter more and not take time to capture the genuine moments and expressions he has.  Creating art is an important and large part of our lives and while both of my kids enjoy it thoroughly, this kid can spend hours consumed in it.  I love to see him plan and put onto paper what he has in mind.

-b.e.

take hold

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Extended hand,
uncurled fingers,
exposed palm –

my eyes freeze for a moment
and slowly lift,
tracing the lines from wrist to forearm to elbow,
stopping once more at the shoulder,
and then,
taking a bounding leap to those eyes.

Fierce and full,
they reveal a depth I am afraid to know
and yet, also a love I long for.

And so, the moment lingers.

What do you want to save me from?
What happens if I place my hand in yours
or, is it much more than just that?
What do I lose? What do I gain?
Where will you take me?

Passion, faith, dreams,
creativity, ambition, love –
What reaches out now
and how long will it extend it’s arm
before the moment has passed
and all is as before.

 

 

1/8/16 – ordinary

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Today was just an ordinary day, but lately we have been trying to get outside as much as possible, and when the sun is shining, there is no excuse or task more important.

It is kind of an exciting little secret that as a parent, I have the ability to turn an ordinary day into a memorable one – and it can be just as simple as taking a walk and being present.

-b.e.

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