Category Archives: February Photo A Day (2012)

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Today’s photo of the day (for all the entries go here)

Small housekeeping note: Because of my lack of smartphone I have decided not to do every photo challenge. It’s just not convenient to tote my big ole’ honkin’ DSLR with me everywhere. Also, I plan on writing a real post tomorrow. Enjoy your evening everyone!

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Hands

Another in the February Photo a Day Challenge. For all the pictures, go here.

Today we went to Kids’ Art Start, an event put on by the Repertory Theatre of St Louis. While it was a lot more low key this time around (we went last month and there were a ton of people and a lot more projects), Lorelei is always up for some coloring. And it got us out of the house on a rainy Saturday morning.

Words

I’ve been thinking about words a lot recently.

Sometimes, we underestimate the power of words. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. It’s a good lesson to teach your children, but it isn’t the truth.

Words can wound. I seem to have a particular talent for turning a simple phrase into something downright nasty. (Just ask my husband). And how many nights have I spent lying awake in bed replaying a conversation over and over in my head, turning a innocuous phrase into an assault on the very essence of my being.

Sometimes I forget that words can heal us, too. I hesitate to say things like, I’m thinking about you or, even, I love (care about) you. They can seem like empty phrases. For someone like me, however, it can turn a day that was full of despair and desperate thoughts into something a little brighter. I need to hear those words. I also need to remember that other people need to hear those words, too.

I love you.

I’m thinking about you.

It will get better.

What brought this on? There is a a little thing going around the internet: February Photo a Day (there was also one in January, but I didn’t do that). I thought I would give a shot, even though I’m handicapped by my lack of smartphone. Also, I’m already a day behind but I’m going to try to do two tomorrow to catch up. We’ll see how long this lasts.

For all photos, go here.

Halo

We’ve been blessed with a string of gorgeous days. Since I have been sadly neglecting my camera, I toted it with me on our afternoon walk and playground adventure.

I love this little girl.