Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Try A Little Tenderness
Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love. ~Zooey Deschanel
I was struck by these silky spider webs stretched across our ivy, and how the sunlight made them glow...I instantly ran for my camera. Why is it I see these little things that so many around me don't notice? And why am I so affected by them? I don't have an answer...I only know that I'm grateful to notice these sacred moments and want to capture them on film. It's a gift I'm very happy for. I will never allow this life to steal my tenderness...how about you? Since many of you who read my blog are fellow photographers and/or artists, I have a feeling I'm amidst a very tender tribe with similar thoughts...this makes me smile.
I'm linking up today with Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday - I used her "Cora" texture at Multiply/25%, and it added just the right richness. Click below to visit her blog and/or participate in the weekly prompt.