9.21.2014

Capture, Breathe





I often get overwhelmed when I think of the amount of images I capture every day. I get inspired easily, and it's like I never want to miss an opportunity to capture a piece of beauty to share and hold onto forever -- or hold onto until the next comes along. It's undoubtedly a blessing and a curse -- and capturing vs. fully experiencing is something I hope to work on balancing out -- but part of the blessing of a trillion captured moments is that they show you how much you're actually experiencing in a short period of time. How much beauty you're exposed to, how many incredible human beings surround you, how many little adventures come your way, how full your life is... always.

Maybe I can use this very realization -- brought about by the overabundance of captured moments -- as a tool to help the aforementioned balancing process; to take a step back and slow it down. We experience so much, all the time. It's likely that this will always be the case. We're constantly experiencing, constantly changing. There will always be something to capture -- why take photos as though there will soon be a shortage of inspiring moments? Why take our present selves out of these beautiful moments just to get that shot? We should let ourselves capture, then let ourselves breathe. Capture, breathe; capture, breathe. There's so much around us to soak in, so let's make a point to choose certain moments to soak in fully, with all we are. Let's choose to do this more often than not.

Sometimes, though, one of those beautiful moments is the experience itself of capturing an image -- or in creating a piece of beauty that's fit to capture. An experience that would never happen if capturing were not an option. 

Capture, breathe.

3 comments :

  1. ssoooo perfect!
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  2. You are such an inspiring gal with amazing energy. I can literally feel it through the screen.

    I'd love to see more pics of that Hummusbird partay......

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  3. This really resonates with me. I'm glad I found your blog, I think we have a lot in common and its nice to find like-minded people in this life. Thanks for sharing moments of your life.

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