I think the word alone can have a tendency to have a negative connotation, because sometimes people experience alone in the ways of sadness, loneliness, and/or rejection. Â There was a time in my life whereÂ alone was isolation and neglect–which was part of my normal. Â And even with those feelings dominating my young existence, being alone provided a chance to create and become a dreamer as a means of escape. Â Now that I’m an adult and more specifically a mother, I can’t remember feeling such a way in years for which I am truly thankful. Â Now I think of it in terms such as solitude and peacefulness. Â Alone still provides the chance to create and dream, but now it’s in lovely ways–beautiful life-giving ways. Â It brings such joy to see this in my daughter Eva as well. Â Though we keep busy with extra-curricular activities and many friends, Eva enjoys her alone time and is always using it towards some creative endeavor or just to think. Â I love seeing her active mind figuring out the world piece by piece in her own special ways.
Today she took her after-school smoothie outside to enjoy the last bit of warm we will have for the year and play with her paper creations. Â I loved seeing the way the light was illuminating her as I watched from our kitchen and decided to quietly interrupt for a few captured images. Â I am hoping in way that she will always keep a piece of this for herself because it is truly magical to behold.
I’m thrilled as always to see what my lovely 52 Wednesdays friends have come up with this week! Â Next in the circle is Carrie Hyche of Heart of the West Photography in Wheatland, Wyoming. Â You can find her post here: Â ttp://www.heartofthewest.blogspot.com/2012/09/52-wednesdays-week-38.html