Simple idea, always worth repeating: The first step in solving a problem is getting the problem statement right.
Every transition to a new beginning must start with an ending, and the ending can feel like loss. There is no good path to the future until the past has been acknowledged and released.
What I’m still learning, after 21 years of motherhood, is that healthy attachment requires release, learning how to hold dear and let go at the same time.
I jumped into photography the same way I jumped into countless other things: enthusiastic, certain, and ignorant. At that time, in the beginning, I hadn't the faintest idea of how a camera worked, much less the chemical science behind film or printing. I had Ansel Adams posters on my bedroom wall and a book titled … Continue reading Rel__s_.
Is it worth making peace with the unlived life, the road not taken?
A few notes from the road (metaphorically), while I’m traveling back to Memphis after a wholly enjoyable trip to move my daughter into her freshman dorm.
(Originally published a year ago, with the title, “Flight.”) When I was little, before my sister was born, I spent weeks each summer at the beach with my mother, building castles, looking for sand dollars, and chasing tiny crabs in the dark as they darted in and out of holes, trying to escape the beams … Continue reading Repeat.
As promised, a repost. I chose this one because I've just settled into bed in a hotel after a six hour trip that took 36 hours to complete (Including 12 hours enjoying the sights and scenes of IAH, terminal C, and an overnight stay at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, courtesy of United Airlines). When my … Continue reading Relate.