My wife Pam and I just celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary. It was last Friday the 13th, and nothing went wrong. We took a hike around the Oregon caves and just had a wonderful day.
I brought my Canon DSLR along in case I felt like taking some pictures. If you read my recent post about the Redwoods, you will know where I’m coming from here. I have been taking to this idea of being somewhere to experience what is happening, to experience the moment fully, not distracted by anything. Rather, I am fully present, seeing all of the beauty and experiencing all that my senses take in. I am usually reflecting with gratitude on all that is around me, the things that I’m usually too busy to notice, the many things I take for granted. Perhaps I’m saying a prayer, giving thanks for the wonderful gift of nature.
I’m realizing how this new found perspective for approaching photography, and being fully in the moment, has been a lesson about the bigger picture, about not forcing things that I think should happen, but realizing there is a path that’s right for each of us. Perhaps when we are trying hard to accomplish something and it just isn’t happening, maybe we are trying to force something that isn’t supposed to happen, and perhaps we are missing the new door that is opening, taking us in a different direction. I look forward to applying that to life this next week and seeking what happens in a couple of specific situations.