Tuesday, May 31, 2016

photographs




More here.


Today I am grateful for photographers.


Monday, May 30, 2016

the perfect party



Today I am grateful for a woman and a very lovely afternoon at her place.

yellow



Seems wrong to say Happy Memorial Day.


Today I am grateful for where and how I can live. I am grateful for those who gave their lives for this. This day doesn't make me feel happy. It makes me feel like I should be more responsible and live with greater intention.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

adjusting for light





Today I am grateful for my camera and a long walk.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

listening to the lumineers



Today I am grateful for a slow morning.

Friday, May 27, 2016

the call


Today I am grateful for a call.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

story



"...haunted by the feeling that they were once playing parts in something larger than themselves. Something that had it's own life. Something that they can hardly put a finger on."

Spoiler alert: She was playing tennis.

Today I am grateful for storytellers.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

stained glass

Holy Innocents

Another one of those places I recommend going when nobody else is there.



Today I am grateful for artists.

Monday, May 23, 2016

groceries



Today I am grateful that the people who are interested in my photography are also willing to feed me.

days like this



Today I am grateful for a day like that.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

homecoming




Today I am grateful for change, how coming home doesn't mean what it used to.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

commencing



Never fails. Once a year I think of this song.



Today I am grateful for sunscreen.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

relief



"It's all meaningless," he says.


Today I am grateful for a strange sense of relief.

Monday, May 16, 2016

because Dan

Today I am grateful for the tiny desk.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

space




Some spaces are thrilling.


Today I am grateful for my camera and that feeling I get when I walk into an old building.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

because cupcakes



Today I am grateful for people who know how to throw a party.

Friday, May 13, 2016

gone

It's gone, the magnolia and I don't even care. It's just a flower. Another one will take it's place.


He says, "Keep showing up. Commit to the process."


So here I am telling you it's gone.



Today I am grateful that there was a magnolia.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

movement



Today I am grateful for this one flower on the tree.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

magnolia





It's not like I ever planned on studying it, but yeah.


Today I am grateful for the magnolia tree.

Monday, May 9, 2016

basics



Today I am grateful for a ceiling fan and clean white sheets and an old book about the Colorado River and how we sometimes still believe we are going one day.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

screenshot



He's on Netflix, but the trailer is here.


Today I am grateful for elevated thought.

Happy Her Day



It's never going to be enough. I'll never measure up.
The best thing she ever taught me is that there is always more we can do.



Today I am grateful for her example.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

He asks,

"Do you take photos for yourself or someone else?"
"For me, but they usually turn into something else."

He smiles as if that makes sense, and I do because it no longer matters if it does.







Friday, May 6, 2016

blackberry smoke



Today I am grateful for perfect weather, cool strangers, and great music.



incomplete, number we lost count






Today I am grateful for responsibility, for the understanding that no matter where I go I'll always follow me.




dammit.



Cue Ghandi quote.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

schooled



It's emotion, all the right and wrong we think we know, the shoulds we place on others. It's looking at yourself at the end of the day and thinking that's not what I wanted. Then it's the understanding that any of it was about you is a big part of the problem. You were supposed to keep your mouth shut, act like it was all normal. In the end the person you hurt was the person you were trying to help so you could somehow feel good about yourself.

(what was it about pride that screwtape wrote to wormwood?)




Today I am grateful for a series of lessons, though I really do wish I had been smarter on this one.


Maybe this weekend will feel like some kind of forgiveness.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

note to self





Want to hang out with good, kind people? Volunteer for a music festival.


Today I am grateful for good, kind people.

Monday, May 2, 2016

story

Here. Twenty-one minutes in is eleven minutes of feel.


Today I am grateful for story.