|The lights are on, but nobody's home|
We always tell ourselves we'll do X whenever we have a little bit of extra time. But that extra time never materializes. And X, whatever that may be, doesn't get done.
So my solution is simple: Change up our perception of extra time, or free time. It isn't a gloriously long two-week vacation. Or even a leisurely Sunday afternoon. Think shorter moments. Think in-between moments, when you're moving from one piece of minutiae to another.
This picture is a result of one of those in-between moments. As I walked across the Western University campus, from the parking lot to where the Little Man was attending a party, I slowed my pace and shot whatever I could. It was an icy cold winter's night, and I had the wrong camera for the job. But I shot anyway because that X thing I'd been meaning to get done was calling me.
I call this photography on the run, and if you haven't tried it, you're missing out on a whole lotta fun.
We may not be able to slow the universe down, but I'm pretty sure we can all be trying just a little bit harder to make moments along the way. They don't have to be spectacular. They just have to...be. Take the time.
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