i want to remember her inquisitive nature and how she reaches for the camera whenever she sees me behind it
i want to remember choosing to be out in the world and exploring together even when it means taking turns holding her and dancing in doorways while the other eats alone at the table
i want to remember the brightness, the warmth, the moments that seemed to await our arrival
i want to remember how we settled into a rhythm of summer, of family, of being
i want to remember how we decided to push through all of it to choose love
i want to remember how she laughs all the time and finds joy is the simplest moments of together
i want to remember pushing through imperfections and deciding to just be right here capturing what it is to deeply live
"Scenes from This Day" is a prompt in my book Inner Excavation. It's about taking your camera with you on your day-to-day moments and capturing what it is to be in your corner of the world. It's about letting go of the need for the perfect photo from the perfect day and instead using the camera to document the small moments that make up your life. It's about telling the story, your story, in the way that will help you to remember the textures and rhythms and sacredness.