Sunday, April 10, 2011

let the mystery be


At dinner, we sometimes answer questions from this set of cards we have, Table Topics. (Love them. Highly, highly recommend...there are multiple types of sets...check them out!) One of the questions drawn from the box tonight was, if you could know one thing about the future, what would you want to know? Alexi said he would want to know when he would die, because he would plan differently if he knew he was going to live five more years, instead of fifty. As I thought about it I couldn't think of one single thing I would want to know. These images are from today, and they are different, and similar, to those I took yesterday. With accompanying sets of differing and similar happenings, moods and emotions. I find comfort in life's constancy, and surprise. I have had my share of hardships. I know how to adapt, how to get by, how to anticipate and just be in the moment. And there is not one thing I want to know, for better or for worse.

17 comments:

Shauna said...

That is so beautiful. and I feel the same.

Ina in Alaska said...

I am still stuck on those cookies (scones?) whatever.... stuck! they look very tasty..... the table cards are a wonderful idea! xo

Darcy said...

We love Table Topics too! beautiful pictures, just lovely!

Jess said...

I ache for rain. It keeps threatening here, and it's been warmer, but the real rains haven't arrived yet.
Beautiful words and beautiful photos, as ever Lecia.

Francesca said...

I would be afraid to have an answer about the future that I didn't like, whereas I'm quite contented where I am now.

Beth said...

Your amazing, comforting photography continues to soothe me as I look at the world you so easily capture through your lens. You have a unique and inspiring style. While I would be prone to look around me and say, "there's nothing to take a picture of", you would find plenty to shoot. Thank you for helping me see the world differently through your images and thoughtful insights.

Atsuko said...

First time to say hello! I have been enjoying reading your blog as I just recently came across.

The pictures are beautiful filled with the signs of the relaxing spring. I love the idea of Table Topics. I checked it out right after I read the archive. It is great way to carry content conversation instead of watching tv forever:) There are many things I would like to know about the future, but I assume if I do know all or the one I want to know the most, the sense of adventure could be ruined?? Like you, I would like to enjoy every moment for better or worse.

RW said...

I like the Table Topics ... had not heard of them before ... will definitely check them out.. we play a game called high/low ... what was the best part of the day and the lowest part... no passing allowed.

Your images are absolutely lovely. Are they scones.... I just came across a recipe for gingerbread scones.. and they look very similar.

Becky said...

Amen. Beautifully said and I totally agree.

And those pictures argue for their own beautiful mystery. Nice job!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Hmmm...I don't know if there is anything I want to know. There's something that makes me nervous about knowing the future.

jenny said...

Words of wisdom, Lecia. I sometimes need a reminder as I can be slightly impatient... but I agree wholeheartedly.

Kwana said...

Wow good for you. I'm way too nosey.

Laura said...

I am with you on that! Life right now feels like one big To Do list that I am desperately checking off, but that's what it is right now...the Future is the future, and I'm more than happy to leave it there!

Chai Ling said...

I heart exactly what Beth said! "Lecia would find plenty to shoot" :) That's so true. I particularly heart the way Lecia capture her sons. Thank you for sharing your words and pictures, Lecia :)

Haddock said...

Lovely photographs.
Like those white flowers on the roof top.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

We sometimes eat at a restaurant that has some version of these cards. I love the concept, too. I want to know too much, I think, which really means I am fine knowing nothing more than I do. I think knowing something of the future, alters the now, which alters the future.

KPiep said...

I couldn't agree more!