This morning, Caroline, in her ever increasing ‘tween-ness’, asked, “Why are you always taking pictures these days?”
I answered simply. Because it’s fun. Or something along those lines. But then the more I thought about it, the more I realized it is just because of this ‘tween-ness.’ Because I am suddenly realizing how fast it is all going. How if you are walking the dog, and you aren’t thinking with a camera in mind, you walk right by the picture above. Just some leaves on the grass really but the light was falling at just the right angle and the orange was so orange and the green was so green.
I am often torn between learning how to use my ‘real’ camera and just accepting the fact that for me, a forgetful soul, the iPhone camera is the greatest invention ever. I always have my phone with me or else I break in to hives (a post for a another day) so I always, always have a camera. And with that, I have become someone who pays attention, someone who notices. And for that, I am grateful.
That’s what it’s all about-the witnessing of your own very precious life.
I am grateful for your observations, it helps awaken my inner eye.
Completely agree. For me, yes l take photos because l want to record today so l can remember tomorrow. BUT, l am increasingly realising that by taking photos, it helps me recognise things, like how good my life is and grateful l am for it.
Tweens like to ask questions like that don’t they?! And sometimes their questions are meant to be a commentary, I suspect 🙂 I feel guilty for not using my DSLR more than I do, so I like reading your perspective. I’ll feel a little better next time I forget the DLSR and grab my phone to get a can’t-miss-shot.
It’s funny, I have a phone, but never use it (as a camera or for anything else), my camera comes with me everywhere. I am kinda lost if it is not with me 🙂 Beautiful photo.
I completely agree with everything in this post!