Friday, February 13, 2009

43/365 Fence

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Today I had an idea to photograph some things at the recycling center in the city. When I arrived, I was greeted by a huge "NO PHOTOGRAPHY" sign. I accepted it and moved on.

To put it mildly, it's been a tough week. It was such a joy to get out with friends tonight just to connect without distractions. We talked for 4 hours! It was wonderful. Before I made it to the restaurant I was feeling like I was walking outside of myself. Here, but not really here. Needing to deal with reality, but wanting to walk away. Wanting to open the fence (or climb it) to get to the silence--the quiet place on the other side. I almost canceled my outing with the girls because I wasn't in the best of moods. I decided to be authentic and to go anyway arm-in-arm with my bad mood! I decided to give them me and it was okay! I was welcomed with opened arms and reassuring hugs!

Lesson: Life is about building and nurturing relationships. Quiet times are great, but they should be balanced with times of reaching out and allowing others in.

Tomorrow: Macro practice.

4 comments:

Jo-Anne Price said...

Nice, peaceful scene :0). Sorry you had a tough week and hope next week is better!

Andrea said...

Thanks Jo-Anne!

Jane said...

You are such a wonderful philosopher and photographer Andrea!!

shawna365 said...

Wow, you know, you spoke to me with this. Actually, it was as if you were speaking of me.
Thank you. Thank you for the beautiful image (it is amazing), thank you for describing your feelings and thank you for the lesson.
A picture may be worth 1000 words, but together with your words, this image is pricess.