05 November 2008

Living in the Moment

I'm constantly reminded everyday, every moment of my waking days to live in the present. This can be challenging, especially when there is laundry needing to be washed, dishes to be done, blankets to be knitted, books to be read. But this is also something that needs to be done. Just to stop and just watch as happiness unfolds throughout our day. It happens with the least amount of effort.
I was reminded of this when I started out my day clearing our office and making it into a office/play room. I found O on the deck out back with a bottle of bubbles. Blowing them onto the window, catching them and then letting them go. I found myself smiling at his intensity and wonder. I thank him for this gentle reminder to slow down and take in beauty that surrounds us always.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again."
Henri Cartier Bresson

until tomorrow friends


  1. Hi Ansley,

    I loved the quote and the essence of life and rejoicing you have captured here...the same which Oscar embodies. Priceless moments which vanish and yet remain forever fixed in the heart...

    Thanks for sharing.


  2. i really like these bubble pictures. oh, the joy of blowing bubbles . . .

    and what a perfect quote. i think you could substitute the word 'mother' for 'photographer' and that would be fitting as well.