Friday, June 22, 2012

Photo Friday: Newport Pier

In my last post, I introduced three new series that will be a regular part of my blog now. Photo Friday's are one of them, and I don't think I would've started it off any other way than with photos from my favorite place--the beach. Being behind the camera was such a cathartic experience for me. The world just seemed to slow down a little, and became more beautiful and luminous. I started noticing little details again that I normally would've overlooked, like the "step up" words along a telescope on the pier, or the "live slow" sign on someone's porch. Today was my first day being unemployed. Robert and I spent the day doing two things that I love: shopping for stationary (grad school begins Monday for me!), and going to the beach. Since I had nowhere to be, I took my time and soaked in the sounds, smells, and sights around me. It was just the medicine I needed for my heart that has lately been weighed down by sadness and fear: sadness from having to say goodbye to my kiddos and coworkers at work, and fear of the unknown and of doing poorly in school. I find myself realizing that everything's going to change over and over again as if each time were a new idea. It's a little overwhelming. I don't think I'm ready, but I have to be by Monday.

Until next post,


  1. Newport Pier is beautiful! It's one of my favorite places to photograph. Your pictures are amazing. Looking forward to future Photo Fridays & new grad school adventures. Best wishes.

  2. You're going to grad school by Monday?