Good Friday in Sydney. The skates are hand me downs from my generous friend whose daughter grew out of them before they were even used. Have you ever owned something that you put off using & by the time you decided to use it, it was too late? I think most parents, including myself can relate to being given clothing or shoes for their new baby & putting them away until they grow into them, only to get them out later & realise they have already grown too big for them.
Ava loved the skates. Her quotes were, “I am never going to take these skates off” & “my next birthday is going to be a roller skating party with a roller skate cake”. So I have until December to figure out how to create that cake (not long enough for me!).
We had a picnic & hung out long enough to see the full moon appear in the sky & reflect across the water. Photography teaches me to look for beauty and appreciate it. My growing children remind me that all the beauty is fleeting and moves along quickly like a sun setting or a bird flying fast across the sky. Before photography or children, life had taught me that later is not the time to be thankful for what has been given now.
*pictures taken with iphone 4