September 10, 2013 1 Comment
I’ve been working way too many hours lately. I have come to realize that there are always reasons NOT to engage in the play that lights your fire…which for me is photography. There is always work, taking care of the house, doing things for the kids, etc. I don’t always know when time to play will materialize and sometimes, when it does materialize, I have been unfocused about how to use that time when it does show up. Thus the lack of blog entries! Last fall, in a desperate attempt to have some fun, I posted to facebook that I needed some playmates for a photo adventure. And people showed up! With props, costumes, cameras and a real sense of play. My friend Anita donned a red cape that someone else had brought, took off her shoes on a really chilly morning and ran up these stone steps. We snapped away! Our eyes lit up and we laughed all morning long! Our creative energy fed each other in a special way and we all walked away feeling nourished regardless of the photos we captured. This past couple weeks I have been remembering back to that day and reminding myself that I can’t let these activities be the tiny cracks that fill into the big requirements of life. Creative play for me IS a requirement. The dishes can sit in the sink. My heart needs adventure.