tulip, Canon Rebel Xti
I feel moved to add another bit to my post from a few days ago where I paraphrased something I heard Elizabeth Gilbert say at a lecture. I didn’t mean to throw the baby out with the bathwater on the idea of living in the present. Living in the now is certainly something I strive for (what Ben is my greatest teacher in) and I see the joy and calm I experience when I can just be with what is (even when it doesn’t look exactly how I want it)
I could go on and on, but I just want to be clear that what I heard that night just added something extra to the tapestry of my beliefs, another tool for my kit, another bit that adds to the richness of my life. It dropped my shoulders a bit, like living in the now wasn’t one more thing I was failing at.
I believe that telling the stories of our lives helps us to appreciate our lives and even helps us to experience them in a different way, and for me, taking lots of photos helps me to tell my story, see the beauty around me, and be in the moment. My camera grounds me in the now and helps me see.
Anyway, I didn’t mean to offend anyone’s beliefs, so if I wrote that post hastily I apologize. I think there is room for all of it.
“Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.” Margaret Fuller