gathering goodness :: photo by Liz
Over here in my corner of the world, we are in the middle of two weeks of construction as we turn the garage into my new studio. The atmosphere is full of lots of emotion: anticipation, gratitude, intensity, hope, annoyance at times, exhaustion, delight, silliness, and how the list goes on. This is what happens when you have seven members of a family under one roof at any given moment during the day.
It is awesome and crazy.
Through it all, I keep coming back to my practice of documenting through photos, especially using self-portraits. Taking a photo of my feet or my face at the end of the day reminds me to be present to it all. It grounds me. It is a way I nourish my spirit because it helps me to know I can hold all the feelings and still be myself.
An invitation: Today, take a photo of yourself. Maybe your feet where you stand right now. Maybe your reflection in a mirror or your hands holding your morning tea. Maybe you will hold your phone at arm's length and capture your face right here, right now.
Do you do this already - take a self-portrait to ground yourself? Please share your answers and thoughts in the comments today. Kelly and I would love to know and hear from you.
And, if you do take a photo, please share them over on our Chickadee Road Flickr page.
Sending light and peace to you today,