Here I am, starting year 5!
I've always loved language and words and now also to have a love of photography, and time to indulge it, is a revelation. My '365 page' has increasingly become a 'marriage' of photos and words, a possibility for creativity and a record of what I would like to remember and be able to revisit.
I try to live in the moment. I don't always succeed but I draw inspiration from these two quotes:
from Caitlin Moran, journalist:
"You will never, in your life, ever have to deal with anything more than the next minute.....The minutes always come one at a time, inside hours that come one at a time, inside days that come one at a time - all orderly strung, like pearls on a necklace, suspended in a graceful line. You will never, ever, have to deal with more than the next 60 seconds. Do the calm, right thing that needs to be done in that minute. The work, or the breathing, or the smile. You can do that, for just one minute. And if you can do a minute, you can do the next."
from Julian Schnabel, artist & film-maker:
"Life is just about breath. There's no past; there's no future; there's just the eternal present. We can get lost in trying to name things. It's about relationships and conversations with people who care about you".
(nos 10 and 14)