I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
– Harry Emerson Fosdick

I believe these words.  Honestly, every fiber of my being believes them to be true.  In fact, if I were a shouting out, “Amen!” kind of person–I would do so upon hearing these words.  However, I tend to be more subdued, quiet, and introverted.  Therefore, my response to Mr. Fosdick’s words is a long, deep breath with  closed eyes and a slow, deliberate nodding of my head.  Yes, Mr. Fosdick, the beauty is the mystery, not the solving of the mystery.

We had a full weekend.  A weekend that was packed from one end to the other with nothing but good things.  I am excited to record those memories. . . but not today. 

Today, I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for responding to my “Mojo” post.  To be honest, after it was released into cyber space I felt silly, insecure, and nervous about “dumping” on the kind people who continue to visit this space week after week.  I prefer to be positive and hopeful. . . but not at the cost of being honest.  Thank you for empathizing, normalizing, and encouraging.  This community is, at times, like sitting in a support group called “Life”.  I dig that.

Life is a mystery.  Answers are not always available.  Sometimes days weeks are less than what you hope they will be.  I was reminded by your kind words that It. is. Okay. 

So, from my little corner of the world wide web I wanted to say a thank you for continuing to read, respond, and be a part of my life.  Thank you for reminding me that I will get my Mojo back.  And in an effort toward doing just that. . . I’m going to bed early. 

More to come. . .

  • lisa - October 10, 2011 - 12:21 pm

    Thank YOU Summer!!! You and your beautiful words & thoughts are so helpful and inspiring to me. πŸ™‚

    Hope this week is great!

    Gorgeous photo…(feel so redundant to keep saying that almost every post of yours…but I have to share it with you!!) Do you have any book that you've read that has really helped you with your photos that you wouldn't mind sharing the title? You've really inspired me! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Summer - October 10, 2011 - 10:57 pm

    Lisa. . . thank you so much for your constant encouragement with my photos (and life.) πŸ™‚ It's comments like yours that keep me believing that I might actually get a grip on this photography stuff.

    The only book I really bought is the Shutter Sister's Expressive Photography book. It is excellent. There is not a lot about technique in it, but by looking at the photos in the book I realized that EVERYTHING is beautiful and worth capturing. I have SO much to learn, but the biggest thing the book has taught me is to SEE the beauty and capture it. I would highly recommend it!ReplyCancel

  • Adopted aunt - October 10, 2011 - 11:39 pm

    O Summer we are glad for your words, pictures, and honesty. Is that not why we are friends. We all have those moments. The first thing on the computer I do each day is look to see what you have written to inspire me! I love the quote and the picture. You have inspired me with both. I have always loved taking pics but they are just pics. Not what you do. I wish I could. That is a dream of mine. LyReplyCancel

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