Sometimes I feel like this, like I’m standing in the light.
The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.
– John Greenleaf Whittier
What I see is my niece and my dad. What I think is I should have used the flash. What I feel is it doesn’t even matter.
It’s not the quality of the photo
that draws me in;
what I so cherish
is the moment that it captured.
I was recently at National Harbor with my family, and I just had to take this picture. What I see is a pair of shoes, pretty, dressy and oh-so-tall. What I think is how wonderful it must have been to step out of those shoes and get her bare toes into the sand. What I feel is joy, anticipation, excitement, and a return to my heart of all things youthful.
No one thing can define
who we are.
I remember this day; it was a very good day. What I see is my nephew (who turned 17 this past summer) in the kind of moment that seems set aside for the young. What I think is that it isn't over til it's over.
I can be filled with joy and wonder too.
Logan and Amanda in a moment I'm overjoyed to have captured. What I see is a brother and his little sister sharing a look and a laugh together. What I think is that our relationships are a precious treasure. What I wish is that it could always be this simple.
Person to person,
moment to moment,
as we love,
we change the world.
– Samahria Lyte Kaufman
I took this picture at my cousin's wedding, which was the same day that Hurricane Bill came through. What I see is the loveliest sunset I've ever witnessed. What I think is there are no words. Such visions of natural beauty transport me beyond thought and into a realm of simply being, of oneness with the universe, a place where I see things with my heart and feel things I haven't the words to convey.
It is only with the heart
that one can see rightly;
what is essential
is invisible to the eye.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I needed a picture today that made me feel better. I took this one while on vacation last August at Disney, and I love how the water looks with all of the reflections on the waves. What I see is a pretty, snow-white bird with blue eyes and a couple of black tail feathers just sticking out. But I don't know what kind it is. I also see two black fish in the top left corner. What I think of is a hot, sweaty, crowded, wonderful day spent on my own, just taking pictures and soaking it all in. I also think of how great it felt to join back up with my family at the end of that day and how happy I was to see them.
There are a great many beautiful things
that I’ve experienced in this world.
What a blessing a new day is.