Many mechanics drive pieces of junk, although they could easily build hot rods. Likewise, I don’t take enough pictures of my own family. I guess it has something to do with how much I do not appreciate them as much as I should. On the other hand, it’s hard to capture the essence of my own family members since I know them so well. Anyway, heres a slice of Joseph’s life. He loves creating music. I always told him to be a doer, not an observer. It paid off in some sense.
I took hundreds of pictures of 40+ classes at the school for last couple of weeks. It seemed to take forever since somebody “clever” in the group who wanted to be “creative,” acting out with their hand/s, making faces, or doing everything else but simply stand there and smile. All it takes one, and sure enough, a rascal in the group almost always wrecks it for everybody else, thinking he/she is special. Grrrrrr….
When one group photo out of many, like this one, turns out okay, it makes it all worth while, even though it might take up to 15 minutes and 20+ shots. It’s a good thing that I no longer use film! 🙂
This all sounds like rant, but I am grateful; learning, understanding and appreciating – being here, to serve, to see.
I’ve been working on the senior pages for the yearbook for a week now.
I’ve handled all their submitted pictures and read all their essays.
It’s refreshing, touching and inspiring.
It reaffirms how we are different, yet the same, constantly seeking connection, collecting memories, living, dying.
We are made in His image; love, to and to be.
The Chords Bridge is one of the top engineering marvels of Jerusalem. It is beautiful from all angles. Today, however, I saw the belly of a giant snake, a symbol of someone or something with very low moral standing.
“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” (Romans 7:15)
Took over 700 pictures of 130+ kindergarteners today for the yearbook. Neither the school nor I have studio lights or a pro backdrop, so I used available sunlight and yellow decoration paper for background.
Just like many other things around here, you do whatever you gotta do with whatever you have.
This boy — Gorgeous striking eyes he has.
One of the hardest and the slowest long runs yesterday, barely managing through a forest. The terrain was rough and steep, riddled with puddles and pebbles.
Everything else seems manageable after a run like this, because I know that the finish line is guaranteed to be closer with each step, no matter how slow and how small.
“Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” (1 Corinthians 9:25)
Brrr..! Pretty nippy while jogging this morning — cold enough to see sheets of thin ice; not a common sight here.
When I was a kid in Korea, there was a very large rice paddy behind our house. When it began to freeze over, a few brave souls took their chances, skating as fast as possible. The slow ones broke through, but the faster ones glided over the wobbly sheets of ice, flying over cracks forming under their feet. Eventually, nobody fell through, as the winter progressed; until spring.