27 December 2010 1 Comment
What was one of your most joyful ordinary moments this year?
This year was actually filled with moments of true joy, from dozens of everyday activities with the kids and sharing life with my entire family on more than just special occasions to celebrating the milestones of my best friend’s career and our near-daily texting sessions about everything and nothing at all. But I think my greatest moments of joy have come through my daily photo project. I saw the world more clearly and more intimately than ever before, and I began to develop a sense of composition and technique through the discipline of finding that “one great shot” in each and every day. I see things now that I never saw before, and I’ve become much more bold in following my heart without fear of what others might think of me. And in doing that, I’ve inspired a few others to do the same!
Looking back through my year of photos, I found two that created a slight quickening of my heart as a smile also came to my lips. These are my two favorite self-portraits of 2010. I love them because they were not planned and have no great meaning or story associated with them. Instead, these photos were both taken spontaneously when I looked down and saw something surprising. When I come back to these photos in the future I won’t recall the circumstances nor my reasoning, but I am positive that I will smile. And hopefully, I’ll feel the same surge of joy that I’m feeling now.