Wednesday, July 4, 2012

366/366: It Was A Very Good Year

For days.
I have racked my brain.
What should I do?
For the last day.
What image should I capture?

It dawned on me this morning.
That it shouldn't be planned.
Today should be.
As the rest of the last year has been.

A picture that reflects my day.
Good.
Bad.
Mediocre.
Whatever the story may be.

As I relaxed with my family.
I decided.
That this journey.
This year of learning.
About so much more than photography.
Will end as it began.
With me.
A self portrait.

So here I am.
After an hour or so.
Of running around the kitchen.
Making a Fourth of July dinner for my family.

With messy hair.
No make up.
Happy.
Fulfilled.
Not sure what is next.
But confident that great things are in store.

A little pensive.
A little relieved.
A lot proud.
That something I started.
Sun burned and sitting next to my husband. 
On a couch in California.
Is ending.
Completed.
With me happy and sitting next to my husband.
On a couch in North Carolina.

As I have said.
Many times.
In the last year.
Life is good.



6 comments:

  1. very proud husband.
    sitting here next to you.
    in North Carolina.
    been a fantastic year.
    cheering you on.
    with this project.
    i can't wait to see.
    what you do next...

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  2. And that's the perfect way to end it. Congrats!

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  3. Tammy aka Mrs. HoovsJuly 4, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    A wonderful ending to a wonderful project. I will miss your words and photos, though...

    Happy 4th of July!

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  4. thanks for the great shots...ive enjoyed it...maybe the next thing you should do is bring your family to australia for a holiday and do an exhibition of the shots in a small country town in the aussie bush...

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  5. Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the positive words. Matt... I will tell Scott we need to work on a trip to Australia! :)

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  6. your welcome in our house anytime...

    make sure you let me know what the next project is....
    machineshed@bigpond.com

    take it easy ay.
    mm

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