The Note Book Day 28
28 Days. Today is the last day of my Note Book Project, last night finished with a big Climax. For the most February was just an ordinary month and on the 27th Day my sister was involved in an serious incident unrelated to her. She was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
“We cannot Choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them ” Epictetus
Its been 28 days and I have done a lot of thinking. Photography makes you think, everything I have done this month has been about doing it in the moment and being in a complete state of awareness, when you are aware of what you do, you feel and are able to do it with focus, everyday is a lesson, its about living each day as it is dealt and accepting and not fighting the day. I have read or jumped in and out of various books, mainly Philosophy type books, photography books and documentaries.
The only life you can lead is yours try not to demand or expect events to happen as you wish them to. Accept things as the are, do not seek and you will find, make the best of what you have control over and let the rest happen as it chooses, peace and Happiness comes by disregarding things beyond our control.
Goals are like the lens of a camera you have to Focus on what is important to be able to have a sharp picture, if your lens is out of focus your Photograph will be blurry.
I have realized that If I think about Photography every day I improve, even if only a little, it is daily practice that makes you better. It is important to carry my camera everywhere, it is also important to be able to unleash it at a moments notice. It’s my sword and I should be ready for battle.
Today on the 28th day I saw an amazing shot, I was on the subway, my camera was in my rucksack which was on my back, I clocked a cool looking guy in the funkiest clothes, his trousers had a yellow line running up the side and he was waiting for the train while standing on the yellow line of the platform, it could have been the decisive moment. I missed it, the train pulled in and I was not able to get to my camera.
Always be ready for everything, You are what you are ready for, practice prepare and be ready for the unexpected. Opportunities present themselves all the time and you must be in a position to take advantage whenever they are there.
Its important to find the ability to follow ones dreams, its important to stay focus on things that bring us happiness, to nature the people that are loyal and faithful to us, to make our peace with family and to expand and grow ourselves spiritual.
My sister was really lucky last night, she was able to walk away with just her car being damaged, we should try to live every day not as if it is our our last, but to live it with great respect and appreciation and to make the best of what we have.
28 days has past and I’m ready. I’m ready to commit myself to the things that make me happy, I Look forward to everyday as an opportunity, an opportunity to develop to expand and become a better person, to grow and to try and define who and what I am.