One of my favorite pictures of my girls and their friends... This picture, to me, captures the essence of childhood summers.
Summer still has weeks to go. On this picturesque day, after hours of fun, the crowds have largely left for their evening barbecues or dinner at a local restaurant. But my kids were still going strong. Each was simultaneously part of a group and alone with her thoughts. The sun cascading across the tidal pool, leaving them as a silhouette seemed fitting - the details are much less consequential than the bigger picture.
I didn't call for their attention and tried to blend in with the background. Other than taking this picture, I tried to just appreciate that these kids were pleasantly lost in their own heads, sharing a good experience, and that I'd helped create the environment for this moment to happen. It felt intimate, sharing this group moment, and aware that each of my daughters and their friends were having their own version of it. I'll relive this moment, and believe that they'll look back on this photo in the years to come and will do the same.
The Good Life...
is filled with little snippets of time that can disproportionately impact our days. This is a chance to capture and share them.