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.
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.