the big milestone birthday, I thought, perhaps, I needed to give myself a little bit of a break. So there's no big agenda, no grand attempts at whole-self betterment. Instead, I'm focused on (focused on mind you, not resolved to) just, well, trying to get thorough the day with grace and integrity, proud of what I've accomplished, ready to jump back in for another round.
We are in the weeds friends -- (you know the drill; we're all there, right?) young children, a litany of school/sport/other seemingly important enrichment activities filling the calendar, demanding (albeit highly satisfying) jobs, and all the other sundry bits (car repairs, laundry, groceries, meals, finances, leaky roofs, dirty pools...good times.) All first world problems, I admit, but the aforementioned list is my motivation for aiming low. For not going above and beyond on the resolution (or going there at all) front.
What the heck does any of this have to do with the seven photos above, you ask? Well a key component in the grace, integrity, pride, survival thing is the ever-elusive "being in the moment." In another words, our weekends have changed of late. Fantastic outings that I'm carefully documenting with my camera have made way for regrouping, largely camera-free. And the subsequent Apples to Apples marathons and Olympic figure skating binging and merry band of neighborhood kids running through my house herding are not typically the most blog photo-worthy. But they are the essential, the necessary... They are the most worthy -- with a capital 'W.'