Robin: Missing Germany
As a Valentine’s gift for my hubby this year, I put together a photo book of our time in Germany. My hubby and I have very different takes on the experience. His time in Germany has been the most fulfilling time of his life. I feel very proud and happy to support him. At the same time, I would say it was one of the toughest periods of my life.
Something silly started to come to the surface as I was putting the book together. This realization that I have not really picked up a camera since I have gotten home to Arizona. I have a few theories. One is I felt so isolated in Germany. I felt like the camera was some sort of reminder to look for the loveliness. I also think I was keeping some record that I was still a part of the world.
A new theory is that the place IS beautiful. The seasons changing, the greenery, the history, the architecture all seems to sit in STARK CONTRAST to our residence in the United States. I will admit it. The desert DOES NOT inspire me. My creativity is more of a discipline here.
So what do I do with that?
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What a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative legs. Instead of looking at the whole scene consider seeing the Micro world or the light patterns. What is fimilar to you would be a new world to another.
robin, your move is a huge transition with a lot of adjustments to make, mentally and emotionally as well. it took me a long time to settle in where i am now, but i promise, you’ll find arizona’s particular and peculiar beauty when you settle in a bit more. i found it here after missing my beautiful and varied New England.
thanks you guys for your thoughts. I went to a butterfly garden here in town about a week ago and it was the FIRST time I could feel the spark coming back.
Present moment – I love the idea of approaching things fro a MICRO perspective. Definitely going to try it.