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Happy 2011

Another year gone! My grandmother always told me that things go faster and faster as the years go by. I agree with her. How do we slow down our busy days so we can appreciate those beautiful individual moments that constitute our lives? For example, the sunrise this morning in Seattle: orange outline of the mountains against the deep blue sky. And whimsical patterns of frost on the car. I especially love this time of year because the frenzy of the holidays is over. I love the concept of new beginnings. In that vein I sat down to make a list of my goals for 2011. They include making portraits of people who inspire me. Teaching photography and creativity workshops. Painting. Making music. All of these things I love and put together they make for a busy life. So bottom line on all of this for me is to meditate for a few minutes in the morning. Savor my tea. Tell people who I love that I love them. How are you planning to start you new year?

6 Responses to “Happy 2011”

  1. T. says:

    Hey Rosanne! Meditation is such a good idea…reminds me that I must go back to yoga. I just got back from a woods walk and was mesmerized by the varieties of patterns in the ice on the tiny ponds which line my path. I can’t imagine a life where a curious attention is not given to the myriad of details which continue to astound. I asked my mother, when she was 85, if a beautiful sunrise lost any of its ability to amaze after so many years, and she answered an emphatic “No!”

    I’m wishing you (and Ted!) less of what you don’t need and more of what sustains you this new year. Cheers!

  2. Midge says:

    I love your photo of this gorgeous Seattle sunrise! And I love this post as well b/c my new year’s resolution is to get up early to carve out some much-needed writing time … and yes, this means rising before the sun. Instead of dreading it, though, as I expected, I absolutely love it. As your photo demonstrates, there’s so much beauty I was missing by sleeping past sunrise — now I’m glad I’m awake to enjoy it.
    Happy 2011 to you!

  3. honey says:

    i have just spent a lovely time reading your lighting tips and enjoying your beautiful work. i hope you savor every drop of your tea and keep making work that inspires and informs.

  4. Thanks so much!

  5. Thanks, Midge! Great to hear from you. I appreciate it so much!

  6. Hi T.
    Great to hear from you! I agree–curious attention is a great way to describe a very rich life. Right now I am learning to make movies and am like a kid learning to fly a kite. It will take a few tumbles but I am excited about the possibilities.
    Take care!

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