August 1st

August 1, 2010


polaroid flower, originally uploaded by MaraRayanne.

So...here we are...Day 1 of the August Break. I'm excited for this month's adventure. I'm excited to step back from the hustle and bustle of my life for a few simple moments when I can appreciate where I stand, what surrounds me (beautiful or not), and soak up the world...to soak up life. So often, I forget to do that and my camera encourages me to do so.

This is a photo that I took last year, on a particularly hard day, when my therapy was to take a walk and absorb the beauty around me. In a rare and special moment without a cell phone, without a radio, and any other distractions of life, I looked at the world the way I used to, with pure wonder, intrigue, and admiration. This is a place that I miss, a way of thinking that I can only dream of now...simplicity.