13 September 2008

i don't have a picture but i sure wish i did...

~Q's bright blue painty hand prints on our
just-painted-this-summer side of the house
(our house is not bright blue)
...no pictures because i found it more important
to try to get the paint off while it was still a little wet
instead of grabbing the camera...
i know
what kind of scrapbooker am i?

~eugene celebration parade...
always full of
color & crazy
hippy & happy
politics & purpose
marching bands & walking dogs
bikes full of flowers & the willamettans
belly dancers & the merry pranksters bus
there were some great sights to be had:)
but none of them captured on film by me...

~tired hungry kids
eating ice cream sandwiches
made from homemade cookies
at the saturday market
weaving their way through the crowd
chocolate faces
creamy fingers

~little hands
holding paper baskets of strawberries
red juice blending beautifully
with the remains of ice cream sandwiches

~the faces of people
as they walked toward us
grins as they said
'did you see that little boy
with the chocolate mustache?'
'oh they are enjoying those strawberries'
'she is so cute!'

& even though taking pictures is one of my favorite
ways to experience life
these lyrics are some of my favorites...
(just a few lyrics here, not the whole song)

didn't have a camera by my side this time
hoping I would see the world through both my eyes
maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm
in the mood to lose my way with words

today I finally overcame
tryin' to fit the world inside a picture frame

(3x5 by mr. john mayer)

some days you just need to leave the
lens behind...
even if you do feel quite bare without it

anything you've seen lately that
you didn't get to capture on film?


KaraBeagle said...

I hope you take even the blue handprints with joy. You will look back and miss these days one day, really you will.

See my "Letter from a 2-year-old" for an inkling why. My cousin has 4 kids from 6 to 1 and they are always giving her something to blush about. But she knows how time flies....and that some day she will remember this and laugh.

I got pulled over in Salem the other day because my seatbelt was not operating correctly (we disconnected the motor yeawrs ago because it was smoking, and it wasn't in the all-the-way-down position). The officer said, "Did you know you had a brake light out?" And from the back seat a loud, strong 8-year-old voice chimed in, "Oh, she knew alright!" but I was able to get a calm, "That's enough." in before he launched into the story about how we were pulled over for it on the way to church earlier this summer. (and even they guys at Gibson's could not get the bulb out to replace it!!)

THESE are the GOOD days!!

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