With the weeks-till-baby dwinding down, I'm finding myself in a familiar place. A place of to-do lists, and cleaning, and preparing. Struggling to wrap up long-ago made commitments, trying to get as much work done and out of the way as I can, and tying up so very many loose ends. And wanting to get so many little things in place.
But while there's a flurry of details being attended to every day...I'm noticing my camera filling up with images like these.
Photographs taken for no 'reason' that I'm aware of at the time. Except in retrospect it's all quite clear to me. Because each time I take one, see one I would take, or find it on my computer and linger there for a moment longer, my breathing slows. And I feel still. The camera - with it's magical ability to freeze a moment as it does - is reminding me of the still I need. The still in which we find peace everyday, the still in which connection is made with those around us, and the still in which the space is made...for the gentle welcoming of someone new into the world.
I'm wishing you a beautiful weekend. With, especially, a few moments of still amidst all the rest of your living.