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be here NOW…

as long as i live i never want to forget the beauty and magic of youth.  children posses all the necessary skills for perfection with respect to their view on life and the world around them.  they truly ‘get it’ when it comes to being in the moment and connecting with it.  to them there are no blinders, no hesitations.  they open themselves up to life as it happens–fully and with no editor to hold them back.  smiles are broad and their interpretation is not at all tainted by the insecurities that plague most of the rest of us.  that’s what i think is so magical about them.


one of my favorite quotes about the gift of our children.

one of my favorite quotes about the gift of our children.

these kids all have a bond. time slipped by and they’ve not been together for years yet when we got together this weekend it was as if no time had passed at all.  the last time we spent together was a magical trip three years ago to the Great Sand Dune National Park for spring break.  it was one of my favorite vacations ever…  and they connection they shared then continues today.  watching them run, play, laugh and enjoying a few hours together made my heart so happy.

childhood is a powerful lesson for adults.  it’s a powerful reminder of how we too should look at life–unjudging, carefree and completely and totally in the moment.

my friend (also an ovarian cancer survivor) has a tattoo on her arm that i admire…three simple words that we all need to remember:  “be here now”.

i learn from children all the time and love letting their untouched innocence smother me with possibility and passion for the only true moment we ever have:  NOW.

while we were enjoying sunday’s playdate i asked my friend to use my camera and get some shots as she is a fantastic photographer with a style all her own: Sally Clark Photography


are you taking the time to capture the magic of your kids’ simple days?  call me, call sally-call any photographer you admire–just get these days documented and the sweet, simple innocent days of your family forever preserved!

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