My Mom's birthday.
On my Mom's birthday in 1999 my Uncle Mike died. On her birthday this year my Mom's Uncle Johnny died.
A few years after my Uncle Mike died I wrote a poem about that day:
The Day We Lost It All
I was nine
I thought everything
was going to be fine
but when my Grandma got that call
it felt like the world was going to fall
the day we lost it all
Sometimes I wonder
how it would be
if he were still
here with me
I didn’t really understand
why he had to leave
but I believe I will
see him again
The day we lost it all
I couldn’t believe he was gone
I didn’t want to face it
but I had to
he was my Uncle
he was my friend
I was so sad the day his life came to an end
I decided that I'm going to start a new series of photos: Based On Song Lyrics. First up "Breathe" Ryan Star. In this series a line from a song/the theme of a song will be "acted out" in a photo.
Yes I know playing Scrabble has nothing to do with "Breathe" I just thought it would make for a cool photo.
I'm really excited about this series. No more pictures of boring objects or food...moving on to using models and props. It's going to be fun! I even bought a planner and planned out photo ideas, I have two months worth of photo ideas already.
Ever since I started my 365 I have want to take a picture that revolved around a cigarette; I don't know why. I don't smoke. Heather does on occasion. I told her about my planner and that I didn't think I had anything in there that I could do today, except for the cigarette. She pulled a brand new carton out of her shopping bag and said she could help me with that.
We went outside and I took 2 or 3 shots before deciding that the shot would turn out better when it got dark outside; so you could easily see the smoke. Heather took a nap and told me to wake her up when I was ready to try again...
I did; but she was too tired to go out and try again so I am stuck with this shot...which after a little editing I think I might like it better than what I would have gotten in the dark.
"Breathe" by Ryan Star music video: