I'm having major computer issues ... not the least of which is with my digital camera software. Grrr ...
I have not had a single problem downloading photos from my camera in the year that I've owned it, until now. Grrr again ... I love this camera, it's a Kodak Easyshare, it's so easy to use and it's one of the two things that inspired me to start writing my online journal.
Being out of commission for a couple of days in the "new photo department," I've noticed that most of my entries here are inspired by the newest photo or groups or photos of the people, places and things in my everyday life.
My camera is always with me, I keep it in my purse in a cute but light weight little bag, wouldn't want to miss a Kodak moment or anything. Ahhh ... not everybody likes this about me.
My point here is, I'm finding it surprisingly difficult to write an entry and then choose an older photo to go with it, it feels a lot like putting the cart before the horse.
If you are wondering what the photo above has to do with this entry, well, truth is ... nothing. It's just a photo I took about this time last year when I was at an outdoor art show with a friend in Delray, it was taken from practically right outside his front door ... nice, right?
I remember this day... I had stopped by to show him the photos I took while I was in the Caribbean on a company cruise (Employee of the year). I was still bubbling over with excitement from all the beautiful things that I had seen and all of the fun that I had while I was there.
I remember the minute I took this photo, I had just made a remark like ... "Every thing was so beautiful there, it was truly paradise ... every photo I took looked like a post card"
I remember his smile and his words as he said "Don't forget that to the rest of the world, we live in paradise.If you were atourist here you might take a picture of this, (pointing towards the intercoastal) and take it home to show your family and friends a photo that looks like a post card. I took the photo and he was so right ... it did look like a postcard (before I cropped it) I E-mailed it to him that night.
I think of those words often and have spent a lot of time since then being grateful for something I had been taking for granted for so long ... the opportunity to spend one more day in Paradise.
Mmmm ... it doesn't get any better than this, I mean it. Are there places to photograph where you live that look just like a postcard?
*** Coy ***
BTW-to my very wise friend and you know who you are ... we both know that you read this journal, even though you don't admit it and never leave a comment. I just want to say "Thank You" for that important reminder.