I love In Between moments. These days I live for them. Ever since the car accident August 6, 2004 I have been living my life in these moments. The moments where the pain recedes enough to have either mental clarity or mental clarity and physical move-ability. Even if I don’t have much mental clarity I still can get online and peruse and make snippets work for me.
Other times I might still be hurting too bad to be out of bed, but I can think rather well and these days I spend some extra time blogging or learning online. These days I am learning online.
I’ve mentioned CreativeLIVE before. I love creative live! I’d scheduled myself another class to watch online. This one is a Wedding Photography Class featuring acclaimed wedding photographer Jasmine Star. I loved the class today. It was long, I dozed off in the midst of it I admit. I am still groggy from my latest flare. But I did catch some things.
1. Jasmine Star is so much like who I used to be. Only she’s much cooler than I was.
2. I used to do makeup for weddings. She shoots them.
3. She is much funnier than I am or ever was.
4. She loves shoes and lip gloss so do I!
5. I am married to the most wonderful man and so is she.
6. I love cool photographs.
7. Jasmine Star shoots the In Between moments. I do too. Those are my favorite pictures.
8. Jasmine Star loves David Letterman’s Top 10 list.. me not so much.. I am stopping at the lovely number 8.
More about the In Between Moments.. Besides the fact that I now live for them. The In Between Moments that I love the most in pictures are those captured when a person really has settled into themselves, when they are not thinking of outside influences they are just in a pure moment of feeling. What ever that feeling may be. I thing those make the best photos. Jasmine Star does too, in fact that is what she shoots. That is what I have always enjoyed shooting, and those are the pictures of myself that I love the most. Jason is good at capturing them with me. Sorry I haven’t shared any of them here. I may someday.
Years ago I took a favorite picture of my Grandpa and Grandma. I will plan to dig them out and digitize them. They are some of my very favorite pictures. I caught them in their In Between Moments. Their smiles and their eyes really resonate with me. I can feel their souls.
My soul lives for my In Between Moments when I have periods of less pain and more clarity and motion. My soul will live through the photos that have been taken of me in those In Between Moments as well. I am more acutely aware of how to achieve these moments than ever before. They are rarer for me than they have ever been but I feel as if I am making the most of each one.
I also really work hard to create a few simple moments to convey how I feel to those around me even if I am not feeling my best.
I am so looking forward to watching the rest of the training on how to shoot a wedding. I don’t plan to necessarily use it much as Jason really isn’t in to shooting them. By myself I could never be depended upon to do it. I am loving learning what she is sharing, as I think they are important things that can be lent to other areas as well. What she is saying much of it is what I already know, she is just sharing it in a different fashion, and it is good to be reminded of what I used to do. I was really good at it.
I am proud that I did my best at it while I could. I am now changing gears and figuring out how to do my best at something else.