“love builds up the broken wall and straightens the crooked path. love keeps the stars in the firmament and imposes rhythm on the ocean tides each of us is created of it and i suspect each of us was created for it”–Maya Angelou
i.love.the.beach. the sound of the ocean, the sand, the perfect sunlight… i would live there if i could. but I can’t, so I must settle for the next best thing and that’s living 2.5 hrs from the beach. last year I said I would go to the beach more this year… and so I am. trying anyway.a few weeks back I had a weekend where for the first time in months didn’t have a shoot scheduled. I decided going to the beach would be a great idea. Jonathan was touring north, east? somewhere in texas and I thought “what a great weekend for a girls day”.
How many of us always say “when I get time, I’m going to do something fun!” and yet that “time” never comes. We have kids, we have bills, we have jobs…
Ashtin, Zel, Catherine and I all chose that we were going to do a beach shoot…in January…so we did.
I just wanted some time. Time to play, time to take pictures of whatever I wanted…time to hear myself think.
The drive there was a bit stressful but after getting lost a million times (i truly thought zel may give up if we said “make a U-turn” once more. I am glad we hung in there though.
We took photos with the wind, in the cold but it was worth it.
I got to know two lovely ladies more and it truly made me appreciate what a disservice we do to ourselves when we assume we understand who another person is based on some facebook statuses and twitter updates. We have no way of knowing what a person is going through while gazing through a computer screen.
This trip taught me that.
So thank you Zel and Ashtin. For listening to me talk (and gossip a bit), and share my opinion a million times, and share my fears and my mistakes….
And thank you for sharing a piece of you.
What have you been putting off because you don’t have time? I say you should do it now:)