Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Photo-heart connection, number VII



We do not live life in the big picture,
we live it moment by moment in the small details.




It was on our vacation in Florida that I captured this. He was walking with his mom, it was
early morning and quite overcast, and on the verge of raining. And as little boys do, he stopped often to check things out along the way. That is until this moment,  when he stopped and very purposely went and stood in the surf. I remember it like it was 5 minutes ago. The way the air smelled and the sound of the crashing waves, the beautiful reflections in the sand, and the misty pastel like colors of the morning all etched into my memory.

But most of all I remember that there was intention in how he stood. His body language gave way to what seemed like much thought and contemplation with some wonder and awe.

I wondered what he was thinking, what he was feeling. What made him go and just stand there.

But perhaps it was just that, the sounds, the smell, the entirety of it. And because he is a small child and most likely does not yet live in the big picture, he was just simply enjoying the moment in a way a child
does . . . naturally, unconsciously,  and moment by moment.

This image reminds me how of important it is not to let that inner child in me grow up too much. Because really, what good is the big picture if there are no details, no pauses to look back on.   

Love, Kim
XO

P.S. - I would love for you to join me over at my collaborative blog today, Focusing On Life,
as I'm sharing a little confession.



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34 comments:

Kim Klassen said...

oh this is perfect... wonderful....

thank you for sharing at TT... xo, Kim

Stephanie said...

Great photo. I think he was imagining the far away places he could sail to.

Anki-itte said...

Wonderful picture.

Sommerfugl Design said...

Great photo! and I love the quote with it. Perfect.

Cropped Stories said...

What a great moment to capture! Perfect composition!

Cathy Bueti said...

I found you via Texture Tuesday and I must say this is an outstanding image!! And what makes it even better are your words! They read like poetry!

:)

Teresa O said...

I love this photo. It's little boy guileless and oh so magical.

Kristy LifenReflection said...

Beautiful capture put to words

Deanna said...

what a sweet, sweet capture and your beautiful words leave me with a sense of calm and wonder!!

Tamar SB said...

So sweet and love the quote!

Emily Spark said...

Very nice, it's almost like he is standing at attention to the sea.

Kat Sloma said...

I love his body language... so attentive. Something caught his eye and his whole being is focused on it! I love the quote... so true. Life is not a big picture, it's all of these different moments strung together, each a treasure that deserves our focused attention. Thank you for sharing in the Photo-Heart Connection this month!

Linda/patchwork said...

Kim-
This is beautiful. The photo and your words bring all those memories of visits to the beach come rushing in...the sounds, the smell, the feel of the salt air on my skin.
It's amazing what a photo can do.
Thanks for sharing this one with us.
You're so right...we need to hold on to that wonder of childhood.

Kathryn said...

The wonder of childhood is a beautiful thing. I remember getting lost in moments like that when I was younger. They may not be as frequent as an adult but I try to embrace them when it happens.

Linda said...

What a great thing to capture! There is nothing like the wonder in a child! Thanks for reminding me to love the moments with wonder like his!

xo,
Linda

A wondering star said...

Beautiful picture!
For a magnificent view for the little boy!
Thanks for sharing

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Oh Kim what a great contemplation moment with this photograph.

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Lovely picture of a lovely moment --

Danielle said...

A perfect photo and your words captured all that it embodied for me. Really beautiful.

Deborah Tisch said...

Love this image and your words describing your experience.

Marilyn said...

Kiim, you made this post very special. Your sentiment is what got me! So true.

Sherri B. said...

I LOVE this photo...I'm so happy you caught this moment and could share it with us. What a reminder...this little boy looks so engaged, so aware of every thing around him as he stands there taking it all in. If only we could all remember to do this every moment of every day! I agree, Kim - that inner child should always be there with us, holding our hand. Beautiful image!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I so agree & this image just calls to me!!!!!

Cathy H. said...

Your image and words really touched me! My One Little Word this year is MOMENTS. I'm trying to slow down and savor the small moments! Beautiful image and lovely words!

Susan said...

This is so precious! It reminds me of a sign I passed the other day.... so wished I had my camera!
"Childhood is the small town we all come from!"

gina said...

This is such a wonderful photo-heart connection. I feel like I am there too. That sweet boy communicates so much in this image. Beautiful!

Linda Kittmer said...

This is such an incredibly beautiful photo Kim! Stunning!!!

Deb Crecelius said...

And, now you have shared this memory with us,
the quintessential wonderment of the enormity of life.
Thank you.

Brenda said...

What a precious and singular moment you have captured. The beautifully muted palette of sea and sky, surrounding the bright colors of the little boy, captured at the moment of contemplation. What a wonderful lesson you have brought us with this image.

Mira Crisp said...

This is a beautiful picture, kind of dreamy. :)

MaggieGem said...

Fantastic capture... wonderful thoughts, let's always remember to keep that childish wonder and awe as we go through our days, for it's the moments that make the journey!

Marcie said...

There's such brazen confidence in his stance - as if he's king of his world. Strikingly beautiful image!

Liz said...

You've captured a beautiful moment, Kim! Children have so much to teach us about life... particularly the things we have forgotten.

Emily said...

I love the way this photo, along with your words draws you in! Thank you for sharing and for linking up with Tones on Tuesday, I hope you will link up again this week!

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