I only started what I'm calling my 365 project a month ago, but in truth I've been taking pictures of my son almost every day for two years. His birth was the catalyst for connecting me to the camera, and it was the experience of practicing new ways of seeing him and of capturing my own parenting journey that made me want to stretch myself photographically.
I love taking pictures of Ezra, but after two years it had started to feel confining. Committing to this project (and deciding that I wasn't going to turn this into a parenting blog) has been incredibly freeing in ways I hadn't foreseen. I have given myself permission to turn the lens on the world apart from Ezra and it is making me feel alive in a beautifully unexpected way.
All this is to say I didn't expect to post Ezra here today. But I tried a lot of different things with my camera yesterday and when I uploaded the pictures none of the ones I envisioned for this space were working. Only then did I look through the captures of Ezra at our pre-nap playground romp. So today I'll live by Rumi: Let the beauty we love be what we do.