Shot and edited engagement pictures (700+ pics cut down to 100+ really good ones)
Finished rough cut of Orphan Song
Recorded cute kids
Submitted physio hw
Drove around in the crazy storm
Ate Chinese food
Hugged my mom
Helped edit some essays
Got invited to a potluck
Slept 3.5 hrs
Missed a lot of calls
Played words w friends
Didn’t go on facebook
Had some coffee
Talked to Jesus and tried to feel Him in the thunder and lightning
Had some honey wheat pretzels
Had some watermelon
Understood my mom better
Hung out w Adam
Kept in touch w my best friend Dan
Posted on tumblr
Now waiting for rough cut to export so i can work on a Glee audition tape! :)
"IIIIII aaaam the butterfly king and I love to sing...
and yes, “flapflapflap my kingly wings.”
This song is what I woke up with in my mind. I do not want to venture as to what my dreams were about.
What began as a day trying to fight off the butterfly king quickly turned into a day of worry and work, like most wednesdays. what was different was that I decided to take a step towards living better daily stories, so today was a step in facing my fears.
the first was my going to consult seriously with my thesis advisor, with whom I haven’t been able to meet for most of this year. she is an amazing woman, and with each delay of appointment on my part grew a guilt and shame — irrational, at best. Yet, she reached out to me and this time, I was ready to take her invitation. she has such a unique and powerful creative voice, I regret that I only mustered up courage this late in the game. Still, she gave me substantial ideas and a vision that fired me to move forward. ten minutes later, I had finalized my readers and set my deadlines.
the second was my choice to sit outside again by the MLK fountains. I used to do work there very often; however, as I started needing desks and working for long hours, I had forgotten the peace I find at those old, rusting benches. I got some work done, and even read a substantial chunk of Million Miles, when one of my classmates came up to me and struck up an invigorating conversation about great orators and racial equality…the kind of conversation I usually have at conferences and with Scott Howard :)
the third was making the choice to eat healthily for dinner. I actually failed at this one, and would not like to go into details :p anyway, later on, Ugly Betty came on after Modern Family was over and it was announced as the very last episode, so I decided to watch it. This episode turned out to be what I needed, as Betty decides to take a job in London (why do all ‘starting over’ stories involve London?), and even though I have no idea who the characters were, and everything that was resolved in this episode, I cried over the scene when Betty had to say goodbye to her family. I felt the first stabs of pain in my chest as I knew I would have to do the same very soon. Oh, that’s so sad.
Regardless, I am glad to have been in the company of people God has purposefully placed in my life to help me know love. I am glad to have been able to read by the fountains again, even though I can’t stop sneezing now, and I’m glad to have known the graciousness and patience of a mentor who can communicate ideas and concepts clearly and in a highly motivating way. I am thankful because I can see that I am blessed beyond what I deserve.
Photography is about seeing light and shadows. Only those that have no idea how to do this spew nonsense of turning off the flash. It doesn’t take major skill, this is ground zero of photography. If you do not understand this just put the camera down and walk away.