Archive for September, 2011
Recently, a bunch of photographers (now friends) met in Seattle for a weekend of photography, learning, socializing and well… playing at Pike Market. Here I am-my dream come true. I have watched these guys many weekends, waiting for my big moment. I suppose the answer is this; show up at 6:30am and show your ambition and you too may be a lucky winner. : ) He asked if we would like to catch a fish and somehow the buck was passed to me. BUT, I’ll admit, I’m glad it was. Just as the crowds were appearing, trying to beat the weekend chaos, I was ushered around to the backside of where the orders were made and I, little ‘ol me, was going to catch the next thrown salmon. Simple instructions were given, and then I was ready… He seemed confident that I would catch the fish (until I saw this picture).
The impact… the fish landed in my hands but didn’t stop. At that split second I remembered his instructions, “Put your hands like this so you can grab the tail before it slips out of your hand.” I followed the directions and stopped that salmon from getting road rash on the cement floor. (Do salmon’s get road rash/cement rash when they slide down a floor?) It was a heavy salmon and I was determined to do it like the pros. I thought I had that part covered, until I saw this picture. Such grace.
The big surprise… It never slipped. I caught it and showed my audience like a proud mama. I did it. I DID IT. Note its size. There was no prize given, no “free salmon” coupon or even a discount. I think they expected it to be the other way around… a big purchase or tip after I was given such a lovely opportunity. Something I learned… sometimes pictures tell the real story. : )
Thanks to Wendy Schulz for taking my camera and using it on me. This is one of my most treasured and recorded keepsakes. It helps that you knew exactly what you were doing with a camera!
Ahhh, the best question to ask the kids is, “What does your dad do all day?” We got the best laughter all morning from that question. If you only could have been there…
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What a fun morning I had with this family and their 35+ year old Winnebago. These two have been married about 40 years (if I am remembering correctly) and they were the highlight of my morning. I just love when everybody shows up (even if it is 8:30am) ready to have fun! The Winnebago? It has been with them for almost as many years as they have been married. You can imagine the family vacations and memories that were created with this loyal addition. What a way to celebrate family! Thank you for giving me a glimpse into your lives and sharing the early morning with me. You entertained the others, fed them and set such a fabulous mood. It was such a pleasure to be the guest and enjoy your connections, silliness, and love for one another!
Do I even know how to sign in to this thing anymore? HA! Well, hello. I have missed this blog but I haven’t missed the responsibility. I like the idea of reducing responsibility. How about you? I’m trying out the minimalist approach. Have you seen the new shoes that are for minimalist? You don’t doubt that I own some… These are the New Balance version. I love them. No socks… well, I’m still getting used to that part. I was mostly drawn to them because of the color. Surprised? Me either. My dear friend, Jenna, was shopping with me and already owned a pair-she already shared her love for those little things so I needed my own so I too could indulge in the minimal-ist way. So, here is to walking, working and blogging on the minimal edge. Try it.