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the seemingly mundane

More film shots from this day.  Did I mention how much I love film?

Lately, I have been struck by the seemingly mundane things in my life that mean so much to me.  At this point in my life, I am devoting so much time to my family and giving so much of myself.  By the end of most days I am completely exhausted.  I have so many ideas in my head and things that I would like to do.  There just aren’t enough hours in the day!

I embrace this period in my life because I know that my little ones will not always be so little.  I remind myself that if it where not for them, the beauty of the seemingly mundane would not be that important to me.  I love capturing the little things of my day, these that I would forget had I not pointed my camera and pressed the shutter.

I’ll leave you with this link that I found via Elisabelle.  If you have a moment, please visit Days with my father.  I was really touched by the words and images of by Phillip Toledano.  To me, this is the epitome of capturing the seemingly mundane to tell a story about life.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends.

  • Elisabelle - January 21, 2011 - 10:22 am

    oh it is important to spend time with your little one and even if my little one is not so little anymore, i am trying to dedicate him most of my free time. every moment i spend with him makes me so happy.
    i love film so much too:)ReplyCancel

  • Alice - January 21, 2011 - 11:10 am

    the color in that last shot is beautiful.

    i’m going through the dayswithmyfather link and it’s so touching ahh. tugging at my heart strings.ReplyCancel

  • Katja - January 21, 2011 - 11:17 am

    Thank you for the link to Days With My Father. How important our family is and how short the time we have together. Your blog today has given much meaning to my Friday!!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - January 21, 2011 - 1:27 pm

    The mundane can be the best part of the day. Love the bokeh in the top photos!

    Days with my father, such an amazing blog/story. A man who truly appreciated his parents at the end of their lives. It’s so difficult to imagine our parents ever being young, but like us, they were once children too.ReplyCancel

  • Karleen - January 21, 2011 - 4:01 pm

    loving your film pics! where do you get yours developed?ReplyCancel

  • christine - January 22, 2011 - 2:14 pm

    love that you capture the “simplicity” of living with young children… I’m sure some days it’s all you can do to eat, bathe and get dressed… grabbing your camera must feel like “frosting on a cupcake”…ReplyCancel

    • A. Jarrett - January 23, 2011 - 10:58 am

      Karleen, I get my film developed at my local Walgreens. So far, it has worked out well.ReplyCancel

  • Brandi - January 25, 2011 - 11:13 pm

    Days With My Father made me cry… I’m glad he had time with his dad, but it was heartbreaking to read at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • christina - January 26, 2011 - 11:44 pm

    what a touching post. this is filled with love and hope.
    and film?? yes my friend, yes.