Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Ahh, February the month of Love!
I suppose that many people have a strong opinion about Valentines day...(a commercially driven holiday) but for me it's the month that I celebrate simply because it's a nice thought. What could be wrong with telling others you love them? So, I have to say thanks to the Greeting Card companies!
One of my favorite memories of my childhood was worrying over the Valentine's Day card I would give that boy who punched me on the play ground. (OK so that isn't politically correct today...but he was cute!)
Types of Love:
This love is the love that everybody needs to survive. It is that feeling of being cared for and nurtured. Some people would describe this as the type of love parents have for their children.
This is a love between yourself and someone that is totally honest, open and comfortable. According to Harry Burns (in Harry Met Sally) Men and Women can't be friends. We might have to get back to this topic another time.
The love that makes you go ahhh! yes!! The tear jerking movie like "The Note book" or "Sleepless in Seattle" or "An Affair to Remember" (stop me now I could go on and on)
The type of love that even though your child broke your favorite heirloom, kind of love, you shrug your shoulders and tell him not to worry its only a THING and things don't compare to your love for them.
Then there's my latest kind of LOVE... my love for a thing. I know, I know, things don't make us happy but I say... "au contraire!" I am in LOVE with my camera! That's right!! This object brings me joy!!
MY TOP 5 REASONS, WHY I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY (and my camera)
1- I love telling stories -- every person has one.
2- Having the ability to actually stop time... and then to relive it again and again!
3- It has changed the way I look at the world. One of my favorite quotes is by Wayne Dyer, "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
4- Like Martha Stewart says,"it's all in the details." well, I couldn't agree with her more, and photography has allowed me to look at life's details up close and be amazed.
5- Photography has changed how I see others and myself. I have learned to embrace the imperfections of us all, especially myself.
I am guessing that part of the reason you stopped by this new blog was because you too have a love of photography or your camera! Now hop on to our comment section and let us know what your top 5 reasons you love photography! (ok ok ok... if you only have 3 don't let me twist your arm)
Thank you so much for stopping by! We couldn't be happier. Enjoy your Month of Love!