2015 has been a heck of a year so far. Lots of bombs dropped and challenges popping up. Honestly lots of things just plain out of my control, which has felt so overwhelming. In an attempt to find some sense of order and take back some sense of control, I decided to create clean calm spaces in and around my home. I bought that book- the one about tidying up. I bought it but didn't read it but just the thought of it was enough I guess because I have been purging and cleaning like crazy! One of the things I tackled was the garage. So many years of, "just put it in the garage" had become crazymaking. It took days and I had a calm sense of detachment and was able to give away SO MUCH STUFF. In my crazed purging I came across a few old rolls of film and thought ,just for a second of just throwing them out. Instead I set them aside and my husband took them to a photo developer right by his work. Two of the rolls were empty but one held these magical photos from about 8 years ago. David came home from work, smiled and said, "you are going to be happy" and then handed me the photos. My whole heart melted. He was right- the photos really did make me happy. Reminding me of sweet fun times that happened to follow another pretty difficult time, in the year before the photos were taken. I think this shot in particular is just magic. It is so perfectly composed but was just a capture of a moment in time. I am so thankful I did not throw those rolls of film away. And that I found them after all those years.