Friday, 19 November 2010

Truth

"but the biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. this is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. there is one picture of the three of them sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4 and 1. and I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less."

anna quindlen

Ok, I don't have children. But I feel this still applies to me and my life. I spend so much time trying to plow through the million and one things I feel I absolutely NEED to do that day, that I so often don't take time to enjoy doing them. And I really want to remember all the little things in my day, because sometimes the little things are the best.

So I am resolving to capture it all in photographs. Every little detail of every single day. Because I know one day I will be so very grateful I did.

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