early morning yoga

i met becca at a yoga teacher training. she reminded me of an old friend of mine, voice to a tee, and i reminded her of a friend of hers.  she moved to nyc for grad school just recently and we spent some time taking lots of fun creative photos together, artists minds working! we shot our asana poses at the end of the morning, and my exact last shot left on my card would have been her tumbling into the pond, but i got distracted by something next to me, and next i hear - splash, but she's jumped back onto the dock, and i capture this semi drenched graceful yogi as the last shot on my camera. 

except for the point, the still point, there would be no dance, and there is only the dance.
— T.S Eliot "burnt norton" Four Quartets

{real life} january in black and white

i'm excited to share that i'm part of a group of women that share photos of real life on the 10th of every month this year. documenting and finding beauty in the every day, good, bad, norm. these are the photos that i love to take. the things that happen all around me, and are beautiful moments that happen in our lives, the moments frozen in time when captured. i decided to stick to my favorite black and white images of january. 

there is a book we are reading at bedtime called the 'star child', and there is a lot of beauty in that book. the Star Child, a tiny flame of vapor, invisible and timeless, watches the Earth from far, far away. He marvels at the blue swirls of the ocean and the green land, a bright spot turning through the darkness of space. He wants to go to this wondrous place, but he ponders: What will that life be like? I found it my inspiration for many of the photos I took this month, and using that sense of wonder and newness in every day moments, and every day things. 

You will be plunged into Earth’s river of time,” his elders tell the Star Child.
There will be so much for you to learn and so much for you to feel—pleasure and fear, joy and disappointment, sadness and wonder.

hop over to Katie Brenkert's Everyday Moments page to see her january real life photos and continue on the blog circle. 




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