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A week of goodness

I really enjoy curating these posts, hope you like them too!

First off, how to answer when someone asks “what do you do” and you are self-employed. From now on I will say that I photograph awesome families. End of story. No more talking about “small business”.

This video of a black hole in action just flipped my brain upside down. And you know, we are MADE of this stuff?

The oldest living things in the world. I want this book! For nearly a decade, photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the globe in search of the world’s oldest living things. From the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback to Greenland’s icy expanses… Capturing portraits of life forms so relentless they’ve managed to survive eons of planetary change. It’s not just a visual feast… it’s also a powerful reminder of what the future might leave behind.

On making time. I love how David duChemin writes that time is not found, it is made. “You put the big rocks in first. If you don’t put the big rocks in first, the pebbles and the sand – the small inevitable stuff that might seem so urgent but isn’t ultimately important – will fill your life leaving no room (again!) for the big project, the trip to Africa, the book you wanted to write this year. “I just never found the time!” Of course you didn’t, because you never made it.”

Journaling prompts from Natalie Norton. Love this. I scribbled down some to start with in my pretty red journal.

Making friends in adult life. Now, I’m very grateful for social media and internet, but I have to admit it’s so easy to hide behind them. And for a while I’ve had this nagging feeling inside that I should make more connections in my immediate neighborhood, so this resonated very deeply with me.

The most important thing for this week was nailing down our family motto. Feed the white wolf, hug the black wolf. I’m really excited about it. What happened yesterday morning: we were getting ready to go out and it was slow and annoying and I started to raise my voice. Ingrid looked me straight in the eye and said: Mom, I think it’s time to hug the black wolf. So I did. That was SO powerful.

Happy weekend!

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