Monday, February 18, 2013


When Dylan was about 4, he said something to me that has stuck with me, and that I think about often. We were in the car and his little voice piped up, "Mom, God is love, right?"
"Yes, Dyl, God is love."
"And God is everywhere, right?"
"Yes.  God is everywhere."
"Then that means..." he said in his soft thoughtful voice, "then that means that love is everywhere."

Wow.  Out of the mouths of babes.  I had never thought about it like that before.  It makes perfect sense, so much so that my 4 year old could see it.  And yet it was a completely new thought to me.  A new perspective, a brand new way to look at the world.

I'd like to say that I absorbed that lesson on that day, and I've seen love around me ever since.  I think it's more realistic to say that I am more intentional at looking for the love around me, and I'm better at it on some days more than others.

Since last week was Valentine's Day, it was inevitable that the theme for Project 52 was "Love."  So many ways to photograph love.  A look, a hug, a kiss, a cuddle. I thought I'd take a page from the "Love is all around you" book, and look for the typical symbol of love, in not so typical settings.  I looked longer and harder than I thought I might have to, but I found it.  A clover leaf, a stone on the bike path.  Not typical locations for the signs of love, but it was there non the less, because love is, after all, all around you.

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