My day included a road trip from KC to Lincoln, NE with two of my offspring to visit my parents. I got to see my little brother from Colorado who was in town to run in the Lincoln marathon Sunday morning. My Uncle and Aunt from Colorado were also there to see my dad perform in a production of King Lear that never materialized. The day was different and special but also a fair representation of the kind of day that we often have. Not always, but often.
I have a lot to say about the project but as usual, not enough time. That's probably good...keeps me from rambling. Here are some short observations.
- It is very difficult to manage daily duties and a camera at the same time. Several times I thought to myself "oh man I should have gotten a picture of that" only to have the moment pass before I knew it. Life is so fleeting. One of my great regrets is not getting a picture of my Grandma. She's not to keen on getting here picture taken. though, so maybe that's for the best.
- Vowing to record a day makes you observe things in a much more deliberate way. It would be exhausting to live every moment that way but I could stand to do a lot more of it. From nature to personal interactions everything seemed just a little more significant when I was on a hunt to capture every moment.
- I live a very ordinary life.
- I like that.
- I am not a good photographer. I like to think of myself as an artist since, you know, it's what I majored in, but, I was never satisfied with my photographic skills. That and watercolor have always eluded me. It doesn't keep me from trying though, and having a great time doing it.
- It was a good bonding time for my daughter and me. It gave us a common goal, was open ended, creative, and thanks to digital technology, there were no boundries on quantity.
- It was lots of fun.
*UPDATE - here's the link.
I pick this photo as my favorite, not the best but my favorite.