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September 9, 2010
tags: creativity, Photography
by Hannah

Sometimes when I am feeling a little bit… stagnant…, returning to something old and familiar and seeing it in a new way can start the flow of inspiration again.

I collected these on the coast of Maine years ago. Smooth, wave-tossed stones like these always bring me back to that magical island. It is my favorite place in the world, the place of my roots and fondest memories.
I lost my voice last night to a sore throat and cough, and have been trying to get well again while single-handedly caring for a 19 month old who’s cutting two giant molars.
I shot these this afternoon in the hour between when my husband wakes and when he goes back to work. It was my time to connect with myself a bit, to the sound of father and son laughing and wrestling on the bed upstairs. I feel like it couldn’t have been a better use of my time. For some reason, the careful arrangement of a few stones, the undivided attention to composing, focusing- it makes me feel lighter, more centered- a return to myself.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Erin permalink
    September 9, 2010 11:22 pm

    Your photos are beautiful. So serene. I find that taking photos takes me out of my self, too. In fact, a day without taking a photo feels like an incomplete day.

    I hope your icky throat goes away and your voice comes back soon. Thanks for the comment. Very much appreciated ona post I didn’t even think was all that great!

    xo Erin

  2. Lisa permalink
    September 10, 2010 2:01 pm

    Love these shots.
    So simple, yet so elegant.

  3. Elizabeth permalink
    September 11, 2010 12:43 pm

    I love these so. They make me feel calm and peaceful - like all is as it should be, and all is well.

  4. Hannah permalink*
    September 17, 2010 10:19 pm

    Thank you, ladies, for your kind words here. I appreciate them immensely.

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