Yesterday despite my constant harrange that I have so much to do, I took Ares to the zoo.Â I was feeling just a tiny bit guilty about taking the day off from albums and processing and admin stuff, just a bit, and then I got a phone call from Sean.Â Our best friend, well since we met eighteen years ago, his father died, suddenly by a deer thrown into his lane by another car.Â I was just leaving the house and Sean said, call him, but keep going on to the zoo, have fun, enjoy the day with Ares.Â Â It was like the clearest thing.Â I’ve lost people, my mother, my grandmother, I of all people should know that no matter what is happening we need to remember to love and listen and spend time with those closest to us, because you never know… but sometimes one forgets, and I love what I do, but I need to remember that it isn’t all work it’s those around me and life too.Â That doesn’t mean to live in fear, but to maybe try to live in thankfulness, to remember that when I am listening to Ares tell me about this amazing thing he saw, to really listen, and to cherish that… not be mentally tallying off the things I should be getting done.. to really really hear him.
So I missed a day of blogging this week, four out of five isn’tÂ so bad and the last post of the week is mostly Ares, from yesterday, with some animal photos thrown it to break up the cuteness a bit.Â I hope you don’t mind.
KatieI love these. It looks like you both had a great time and Ares is so stinking cute. This kind of spending time is so important; you totally did the right thing. And besides, creativity starts to feel much less creative when it becomes work. Fun breaks are a must to keep it fresh, so really work will only benefit from this :) go you!