Saturday, October 07, 2006

Opera Pink and Azure

The sky is impossibly beautiful today: opera pink cloud wisps floating on azure blue.

Unfortunately, the only way I have to capture it is with words and memory. I do not own a camera. I've bought them for my mother and both my children, but not myself. Seems too indulgent somehow.

The City Market in Kansas City is the most glorious Farmer's Market I've ever seen. Every week I long to photograph the produce and the flowers. Even the chickens and bunnies in season. But I can't. Or don't, because I do not buy myself a camera.

The first thing I'm going to do in keeping with my vow to live as fully as possible is to rectify this situation. Translation: gonna go buy me a digital camera, folks. Off to do some internet research right now. Will hit the store soon as the doors open. Then, it's Look Out World. I'm gonna snap some shutters and take me some PICTURES.

Being good to oneself is so rarely about buying things. Come to think of it, this isn't either, really. It's about encouraging self-expression. It's about playing with light and color. Now that, that's worth the price of one digital camera. At least I'm pretty sure it is.

Again, my heartfelt thanks for your prayers and notes. My friend is holding herself with the grace and dignity that comes from true inner peace. Mom continues to do well. I continue to be amazed by the loving kindness of the blogospHERe.

All We Need Is Love.
j

5 comments:

~NanCourt~ said...

Ah, Jerri, prayers and good wishes for all of your loved ones and friends. They are so lucky to have you!

Good for you on getting a camera!
Actually, I am quite surprised you do not already have one given your creativity and vision.

I guess that is because my camera holds the same power and addiction over me as the computer does for others. I use it every day and now that the leaves are beginning to turn, it will be busy during leaf peeping!

Have fun and be sure to post some of your new pics here so we can enjoy them with you!

Suzy said...

You deserve a digital camera....
You deserve that and so much more.
Please turn the kindness and love you so generously give out to others, to yourself.
If I lived closer, you would have a digital camera on your doorstep this morning.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

All we need is love. So true.

love.
Carrie

tinker said...

Can't wait to see you play with color, shadow and light - the pictures of your marketplace and glorious opera pink skies.

Enjoy!

Mike said...

I bought you a camera and started hitch hiking down to the US to hand it to you in person but they wouldn`t let me across the border because I was wearing my Team Canada hockey jersey. (Not really.)
Have fun with your new toy. Don`t forget to share!