Tuesday, March 27, 2012

shifting focus

I had a dream last night that I was in Paris with my mom and dad.  We were in the coolest store ever. When I got outside I noticed the Eiffel tower, and I went to reach in my purse to pull out my camera and I didn't have my purse.  I ran back into the uber crowded store and frantically looked everywhere for it without any luck.  I woke myself up crying.

My camera is by far my favorite earthly possession.  It's an extension of me.  It gives me the chance to timeline my life.  It captures, documents and tells our story.  I'll let you into a little secret...I actually like taking pictures more than I like painting.  I know!  Crazy!!

A few weeks ago I dropped my favorite lens.  I quickly swooped it up and put it on my camera to see if it was okay.  It took me a bit to get it on.  I had to kind of force it on.  Once it was on it worked.  Yay!  Fast forward a couple of days to when I tried to remove it...uh not happening:( My camera is now officially a fixed 50mm!  Dangit!!!  To have it fixed will ultimately be expensive and I'll be without my baby for 4-6 weeks.

In the scheme of things that's not a huge deal.  At least it's my cheapest favorite lens.  It could stay on forever and I would still take lovely photos, but I'm bummed.  Before I dropped my lens I was struggling with lens envy.  I had my eye on a new one, a very expensive, completely unnecessary lens that in my blurry eyed lens lust would have given me the perfect shots. 

I'm convinced God works in mysterious ways. Not sure if He allowed me to drop my lens to teach me a lesson, but it definitely did. Amazing how I no longer think about that shiny new lens. I'm just grateful to have a camera that works. I'm content with my fixed 50 mm shots. Something in me shifted to gratitude instead, and that's a very cool thing to have in focus. 

Have a blessed day.

525.  eyes being opened
526.  fresh paint
527.  antiquing with my joannie
528.  dairy queen dipped cone
529.  recognizing that i have more than enough

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