The circle is turned, adjusted, and clicks the moment into forever. One subject is the focus with the intent to freeze time. The question crossing through my mind is not captured. “What do I want others to see in me?” It’s not my wrinkles, or the shirt I grabbed this morning, that I try to hide.
As the lens is turned, notice, play with, my heart that simply wants to connect with the love that has created your sacred being. Shine the light in my eyes to allow the radiant joy of gratitude reach the depths of every being. Give permission for my hair to move in this frame, reminding viewers of the freedom of choice and the abundant strands of opportunity. Do not crop my hands that have held the emotions of others without judgment. Include my knees which have bent in prayer to care for a child, to nurture a garden, to pick up a treasure left by the sea.
I will only have this moment to express all the wonder, hurt, grace, faith and experiences of my life. Focus, adjust, but before you shoot this second into forever transmit the abundant gratitude for all that has created this perfect offering.