Wanted to share this e-mail with you (with Lisa’s permission):
I thought I would share one of my POTD’s from last week – your last blog post talks about the big and the little things.
The photo is the weekly rubbish truck collecting our rubbish. My boys love the rubbish truck and get so excited when they hear it coming, they race to the front window to see it – that was what I did the journalling about.
This is a photo I would NEVER have taken if it were not for Project 365, rubbish collection – a part of our life every week.
Thanks for the inspiration. Bye for now.
That’s exactly the frame of mind I have been developing over the course of the past 6 months myself, because of taking a picture every day. I constantly see opportunities for capturing life in such a different way than years past. Obviously I’m not taking pictures all day, every day. Usually it’s just the one time per day (to get my POTD – picture of the day).
But this is what’s interesting.
I’ve always thought I had a less-than-stellar memory. And that’s always bothered me. But pictures (and scrapbooking) have been a huge influence on improving my memory. And I’m not talking about looking at pictures, because that’s obviously going to jog my memory. I’m talking about the act of taking a picture and then seeing that image, even if I rarely go back and look at it.
That right there, improves my memory. There’s some little special place in my brain for memory based on the act of taking a picture. For me. Maybe even for you?
Either way, I am just so grateful for photography. Even taking pictures of garbage collection day.