This has been a tough year in many ways as well as one that has brought me much joy. Yesterday my son went to his Senior Prom marking his exit from high school. With my daughter in her second year of college and my son on his way, this chapter in my life is about to close. At an age when my aunts and uncles are passing away, the hands of time are constantly reminding me that time waits for no one.
So much of my life is self governed by what I keep in the forefront of my mind – family and loved ones. No matter how important something may seem at work, it all pales in comparison to those who are close to me, those whose bonds are not dependent on making a living, but simply because I love them. So I have been a bit melancholy lately with so many reminders that much of life’s toil has nothing to do with what is truly important.
I will take a break from photography, as I have not been happy or motivated with my work. I will continue to look at the expressions of people, but I doubt I will attempt to capture their moments. It just all seems, well fruitless. It may be a transition period, but then again, it may not. Today I will shoot the last event for the high school both of my children attended. Yet another reminder that an era I cherished has passed. Perhaps it is because photographs remind me of what once was, has now passed that I now find little interest in photography. Tracy thinks I need a good night’s rest. I hope she’s right.