Project Alicia

Thursday, June 04, 2009

DAY 156


"Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution."
-Ansel Adams

I love this photo most because it is taken through the eyes of my 9 year old son. He was so proud of it. As I was trying to get a photo of the day, he grabbed my other camera and started taking pics. This is definitely not the angle I would have thought to shoot from, but it's how his mind works and it captures the moment beautifully from his perspective.

Later as we were in the car together Little Man and Pokey were discussing the pictures he'd taken. There was one in particular that they were both laughing about. It captured me with a strange facial expression. As they discussed me further, it was interesting to listen to them. Pokey said I was "pretty and beautiful". Little Man chimed in with "short, blonde, and bland". Yes, bland. I asked him if he knew what that word meant. He tried to describe it, but I was unclear if he understood the meaning, so I told him it meant plain. He said, "Yeah, I know. You're bland." Uncontrollable laughter. I'm not sure what to think. I'm lots of things, but I'm not bland. To me bland would be someone that lacked emotion, which is not something that I've ever been short of. So, my 9 year old thinks I'm bland. Still processing.


  1. I thought someone took this of you at Enrichment tonight, at first glance. I think it's so neat that our kids are able to articulate what they think of us as people and not just mom and/or dad.

  2. I think Connor did a great job.