12.06.2009

i set my camera down...



missing him too much,
wanting them too badly,
feeling too ill.

but then i realized,
that's not me.
and i thought of my dad
who set his trumpet down many times,
but even when life was hard
{and it often was },
he always picked it back up.
because he was a trumpet player.
not for his living.
but for his passion.

and so i picked it up again.






13 comments:

Barefoot from Heaven said...

You're intitle to put your camera down once a in a while but never ever neglect it. You two are buddies for life. I love your pictures so much I couldn't imagine not have them around anymore. So find your balance my friend. And do what your dad did.
Wish you the best.

slommler said...

Your work is so thought-provoking and beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me. Keep on shooting!
Hugs
SueAnn

S. Etole said...

The Light is always there, isn't it? Glad you found it again.

Angie said...

Haven't popped in for a while, but every time I come back I am in awe with your work....Just Beautiful...

Peter Tschirhart said...

You have to take a break from things from time to time. Your mind and body are like your camera they're hard to use when they are being recharged.

Grey Street Girl said...

The second anniversary of my mom's death was four days ago. So, I know what you mean about missing a lost parent. But, just remember that he sees every beautiful photo you take. So, don't put the camera down for too long.

Hugs!

Brittany said...

The light in those pictures is amazing. Those are beautiful.

I always enjoy taking my time looking through your site. You are a very good teacher, even if you dont know it ;)

ELK said...

mine was TOO!!!! one of my fondest little girl memories was hearing him practice scales ...

just hang in there and keep those dreamy shots coming you are such a special photography and such vision!!

april in iowa said...

My father-in-law died five years as of yesterday and my husband spent most of the morning in the basement looking at childhood photographs of him. That kind of hurt never totally fades out. But illness should. I hope you get better soon, Georgia. :)
p.s. these photographs look like stills from a film. love the light and the chasers through the evergreens. I heard Tony Bennett's song 'The Good Life' when I looked at them. tres jolie.

beth said...

living for our passions is sometimes the only path that feels right in our hearts....

Lisa said...

these are breathtaking. really. we all go through ups and downs in life...it's not easy to be brave all the time. sometimes we have to set aside some time to just tend to our hearts. but it's always good when we can get back up again, and i'm happy to see you out and about once again. :)

darrah said...

Beautiful shots. I know how easy it is to put down the camera (or the paint brush or the pen or the _______ [fill in the blank]). I've done it so many times myself. Sometimes, when times get tough, it feels like the last thing you want to do is be creative. But I'm starting to learn that those are the exact times I should be picking up my camera. I don't know if you're like me, but the camera has a way of helping me step outside myself and my problems and transport me to another place - even if it's just for a few minutes or a few seconds. It provides relief and shows me the beauty in my day, even when my day feels pretty poopy.

And by golly, you deserve beauty.

Kara!!! said...

Gosh those are beautiful shots