Saturday, January 31, 2009
Power and light
Simplicity in the morning
London, ON, January 2009
I've written previously about how little I like mornings. I enjoy my sleep, and don't much look forward to the moment when it has to end.
Despite this, I enjoy driving our kids to school. It's time with them that I never had when I worked outside the house, and even though it lasts for barely a half-hour and is often spent trying to keep coffee-drinking, thumb-texting motorists from slamming into us, it reinforces why the work-life balance I sought for so long is so welcome now.
After I walk them into the school yard and forlornly stare at them as they bounce off with their friends, I like to slowly walk back to the car. It's that morning thing again: rushing things won't get my day off to a better start. Sometimes I feel inspired to pull the camera out and capture something in the parking lot. Like all stretches of uninspired asphalt, it's a desolate place seemingly devoid of anything worth shooting.
Your turn: Finding inspiration in an uninspiring place. Please discuss.