Sometimes, we get caught up in nostalgia, future fantasy, or both, and we don’t embrace the “now.” For this week’s challenge, take a moment to notice your present, and share a photo of it.
With the holiday weekend approaching, this week’s Photo Challenge comes to you a few days earlier. Join us on 1/1/2016 for the first Photo Challenge of 2016.
“What day is it?”
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.
― A.A. Milne
As a new year approaches, most people find themselves reminiscing about the past, or dreaming of the future. “Auld Lang Syne”, a song sung around the world on New Year’s Eve, translates to “old long ago”. Then, on the very next day, we immediately set goals and resolutions for the coming year. Sometimes, we get caught up in nostalgia, future fantasy, or both, and we don’t embrace the “now.”
In the photo I’ve shared this week, I was trying to get my children to cooperate for a photo. My intention was to get a beautiful photo for a large gift canvas, but as you can see, they weren’t interested in letting Mom capture the perfect shot. I became frustrated and impatient, though now when I look back through those “blooper” shots, I realize what a slice of our lives they represent. This image is a perfect depiction of our “now.”
For this week’s challenge, take a moment to notice your now, and share a photo of it. Perhaps it is something imperfect, or mundane, or under-appreciated. Maybe it is a simple moment, or maybe it is something grand; we can’t wait to see!