- A mental view or outlook: "It is useful occasionally to look at the past to gain a perspective on the present" (Fabian Linden).
Sometimes, in order to gain "perspective", we have to take a step back from reality and just be.
I hadn't planned on participating in PP this week. Most of the time I'm so tired by the time I get home, I just don't feel very creative.
Then, I started playing with pictures. The picture above is layered. It's a shot of my friend Jean, playing in a puddle. Merged with a shot of the sun rays shining through the clouds. When I was finished, I had changed my mind.
Most know that Jean is recently back from Afghanistan. She spent a year there. A few days before this picture was taken, we had both lost a family friend. In small towns like ours, everyone is linked to everyone, somehow.
Jean had a hard time with this. Not only the death of our friend but, what she had been through, was factored in. Seemed to me she needed some down time. So, I took her to my favorite thinking place. I told her husband, Bill, we would be back, maybe wet but, I would get her home.
I took her to the lake. It was supposed to rain and it did. Which made me happy. LOL Jean hadn't played in the rain since she was a child. At first, she wasn't so happy about it then, she was helping me chase raindrops. LOL We were laughing, wet and having fun. Nothing was important but, finding the perfect raindrop to photograph.
For a couple of hours, we stepped back. We just enjoyed spending time together. Both, feeling lighter and with a hopeful "perspective" of our daily lives.
Even though, I don't participate as much as I would like, I enjoy it very much. To learn more about PP click here.