There is a moment when time stands still.
The earth stops rotating, and there’s no need to
In the magic of this moment we discover
What frees us from the place where we are
Inspiration is embedded in everything.
Like computer code, we don’t always understand it.
We aren’t always aware of it.
It’s not something you can see
Or even really describe.
But it’s there
As surely as the sun is still there when day turns to night.
I find my inspiration in people.
I can read their expressions, and every subtle change tells a story.
How their eyes brighten,
How their heads tilt,
How they breathe.
Even the barely visible lines on their foreheads
Are like printed words
Weaving a tale that encompasses their lives.
You don’t need a high Lexile score to read it.
You just need to be perceptive.
Music drifts from an empty classroom.
The buses will be here soon, but my curiosity wins.
She doesn’t know that I’m watching.
I pull out my Canon EOS-1D
A somewhat expensive luxury, but very worthwhile
The newest generation has over 16 million pixels
I take a series of rapid shots
Close enough together to reveal the motion
Behind every twirl and leap.
Then glances at the clock
Lost in the moment, she’s overstayed her welcome,
And must race to catch her ride
Before it deserts her.
Maybe I was an actress in a former life
I know when it’s my cue to leave.
I tuck my precious diamond
Back into my backpack, but
I won’t miss it for long.
Time waits for no one
Today I walk home.
That’s fine by me
I have the promise of my camera
A flower waiting to bloom in all its brilliance.
Over one wire
Her story travels
Over one thin wire
The images journey from my camera
One by one
This is the moment when time stands still.
As I paint the image an array of colors
The dance of the girl