Capture the Moment
I know that I’ve been neglecting you, dear Reader these last couple of weeks. I would feel guilty about it, were it not for the fact that all my guilt is used up on the children, and what happened with Pudding this weekend.
I’ll get to that story when I can, for now you’ll just have to please bear with me. Or bare with me. I think the former, the latter sounds like I’m inviting you to do something naked and questionable. I’m not- there are already enough naked bodies in our house thanks to Pudding and Cubby.
Two weeks into the job, and I’m in at the deep end. I’ll write about that when I can too.
What I will tell you about quickly is that I have another camera. I didn’t realize how attached I’d become to my camera until it broke earlier this year as we entered a wildlife reserve. To say I’ve missed photography is a huge understatement. There were issues getting the camera here from the states through diplomatic pouch as camera batteries are a no-no. Then even more problems as the equipment doesn’t match that of my old camera of the same brand, as we’d hoped.
Still, I’m back to it, and the camera reminds me to pause and savour these moments that have been whizzing by in this last year (yes, a whole year!) here in South Africa.
Here is the inimitable Pudding, with her Mona Lisa smile and the fingers in her hair betraying her endless search for tactile stimulation. She might be looking off into the distance, but believe me she is present at all times.
And below is Cubby, who faces life head on, demanding you give him all the attention he deserves, especially when there isn’t enough to go around. I need him to do that right now.
These two are growing and changing every day, so I’m delighted to be able to capture them once again, just as they are right now. And frantic and even scary as life is at the moment, I wouldn’t change a thing.