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What the last two weeks looked like, through our eyes…
We’re just back from vacation and had a long talk with our son about how beautiful it was. He said, “Mom… my friend Sarah said, It’s so cool that your parents just hop from Paradise to Paradise.”
What a lovely way of putting it.
Breathing deep again. Spring is nearly here. Blue skies, sparkly water, warm sunshine, big white puffy clouds. Paradise.
I look at every single one of the images in my library as a canvas where something magic might be hiding. It isn't often though... that I decide to edit a single image in three different ways... especially when the photograph isn't spectacular to begin with. But I have learned over time, to train my artistic eye to see these diamonds in the rough. As a result, what was once dull, flat, and uninteresting, becomes eye catching, vibrant and alive, with just a little bit of imagination. I think it's that same spark in me that allows me to take an old run down house, and turn it into a home. Somewhere in the depths of me, I know it's because I believe that everything is beautiful when viewed through the lens of gratefulness. I'd like to go back to this place, on a beautiful sunny day and take better photographs. But the stormy days can be beautiful in their own way too, can't they? I find them full of the kind of passion and drama that makes one linger.
It's cold in New York... but not down there. Toes + sand + sunshine + waves = Happiness.:)
I remember laying on a chaise lounge in the sand on Disney's private island, Castaway Cay and thinking, man... that dude's got the best job in the universe. We've had an especially difficult winter in Central and Upstate New York and I've been dreaming about warmer climates and the lazy days of summer quite a bit. Instead, I took advantage of the warmth indoors this past week, to get things updated and refreshed around here. If you're interested in reading further, you'll find an archive of all my past blog posts in the sidebar.
I think it's such a privilege to be able to work at something I love. I ran across a terrific blog post today with a wonderful message. You can read it here: The Size of Your Canvas. Sometimes weird strategies and constraints are what make for better productivity and creativity. And then, it's time for a mental vacation.:)