OUT BACK

A bright sunny day, a lazy day with a friend looking for stuff to shoot without driving anywhere. For me, finding something to shoot that doesn’t require I put on shoes.

shadows on the deck

The shadows on the deck. An ant on the railing.

ant on deck rail

Wild grape vines trying overgrow the forsythia.

wild grape vine

And a friend with her camera. Just a lazy afternoon.

Cherrie shooting

WHEN YOU STOP HOLDING YOUR STOMACH IN

In every relationship, there comes a moment when you stop holding your stomach in. Remember? What a relief.

live-and-let-live

The day you give up trying to remodel family and friends is like that. One day, you have this huge revelation. Other people aren’t projects! You can’t fix them. Moreover, they don’t want to be fixed because they don’t consider themselves broken.

Talk about relief. Phew.

The world keeps spinning. Turns out, we never had any control over anyone but ourselves — and not much control over ourselves, either.

Welcome to live and let live.