Saturday, September 11, 2010
Reflective birthday girl
Deerfield Beach, FL, December 2008
What I like about this week's Thematic Photographic theme, reflective, is its ability to be twisted any numbers of ways. You could take it literally and explore the optics of things like mirrors, water and other reflective surfaces. Or you could go virtual and look at behaviors - the kinds of things we don't necessarily see.
Or do we? As I watched our daughter, Dahlia, take in a scene she doesn't normally get to enjoy, I thought about what she must be thinking. I kept quiet as I snapped away, though. Sometimes, it's best to just enjoy a quiet moment together.
Her pensiveness is merely one of the things I love about the young lady who in barely 28 minutes becomes a teenager. She appreciates the little moments that don't necessarily merit headlines, but still deserve to be cherished. Just like her mom, she considers the needs of others long before she considers her own, and she has a way of connecting with anyone, anywhere that renders her almost impossible to forget, even if you only crossed her path once. She's growing into the kind of person anyone would dearly wish to call a friend, the kind of person anyone would want to spend more time with.
I wish for many more shared moments like this in our future, and wish time didn't move as quickly as it does.
Your turn: What would you like to wish our newly minted birthday-girl teenager?