365 Days, 365 Photos

I wrote on Jan. 1 about how I am going to pause and enjoy the moments of each day this year. I’m a realist, though, and know how busy my schedule can get and how quickly I might forget to enjoy a moment. So I’ve decided to try something different this year.

The Carillon

During a walk on Jan. 1, I photographed the historic Carillon in Richmond. (Photo by Cynthia Price)

Each day I’m going to take a photograph. The idea has been percolating for some time. A few years ago a good friend was battling cancer. She took her camera everywhere and took photos to remind her of happy moments. I loved the concept but didn’t think I would do it.

Recently, an author told me about Project 365. The idea is to take a photo every day. Somehow, though, I just couldn’t remember to carry my camera. I was too busy writing blogs, checking emails, catching up.

But a week of vacation at year end and taking photos every day – often of the simplest things (a pine cone on a tree outside the room) — made me realize how much I enjoyed capturing the simple pleasures of the day. I also enjoyed experimenting with my camera.

I don’t know what I’m going to do with the photos. Maybe I will make a collage. Maybe the photos will simply remain on the disk. Maybe I’ll create my own note cards. It really doesn’t matter what I do with them as long as I remember to enjoy the moments of each day and record them in a snapshot.

How do you savor life’smoments?