We've had a wonderful weekend visit with my mom. I'm sad to see her go home tomorrow and sad to lose the extra set of helping hands. Not only have I had a great time with her, I feel a bit like I've had a vacation myself. She's upstairs now giving the silly little boy a bath and getting him ready for bed. DECADENCE.
I didn't take a lot of photos today. No reason. We had a bit of a lazy day and the weather is still overcast and a bit gloomy. I captured some breakfast shots because it was pretty.
But my photo of the day I shot with different intentions.
We are a Scrabble playing family! I can spell more two letter words than anyone could possibly use in their lifetime of vocabulary. I know what qat means, and play it as often as it presents itself. I learned from my Grandmother. When I lived in the same town, played every Saturday with my mom and sister. And now, every chance we can, we get the board out and play together. So today when decided to play in the late afternoon light, I knew what I wanted my photo of the day to be.
My family and friends are so used to the camera being out, I get a slight grumble sometimes, but that's it. I shot the board, the tiles. But this had to be my photo of the day.
In the midst of the game. Forming a word. Probably taking her closer to widening the gap between our scores.
I know when Ian is grown, this photo will mean more than pancakes. This photo will bring us back not only to a day of Scrabble, but to so many days spent rearranging seven letters in search of the triple word score. The hands that hold so much history and are, above all, my family.
Do you have a photo of the present you know will mean more than most in the future? Do you consider the future in selecting your photo of this very day?