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in loving memory of
Oliver Yu-An Nam
Feb 1 - May 20 2014


today, I'm happy

because I barely picked up my camera for the past 6 months unless for commissioned work and short family trips. and it doesn't really matter.

that I didn't get what I wanted in the first place. because it opened more doors than I could possibly have imagined, propelling me in the direction of new dreams.

that loading my Polaroid sx-70 with film makes my heart leap again.

because I walked (and had lunch) with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous. and have never had more convinction about what I am doing.

because even though his changing behavior has been most disconcerting and our relationship strained the past couple of months (and I am now wrapping my head around the fact that I have a pre-teen), my son taught me how to play chess last night. and if this isn't the most awesome thing in the world, I don't know what is.

b for bonnie

Reader Comments (2)

I haven't picked up my camera either...just my phone. I lost inspiration and felt as if my passion has been taking a nap :( "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” - Confucius
Dec 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjen
OOOOhhh... my friend jst shared to me your blogsite and I was telling her, if I like you, I'm gonna start stalking your site hahaha =) and when I read this recent post, you already had me at your first few lines. Really! =) I look fwd getting greatly inspired by you =) Thanks!!!
Dec 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosephine

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