January 10th, 2017. Photography with heart

Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Elizabeth Stone.


Today, part of my heart flew away on a jet plane.  Not forever, its only a week.  But for long enough that you realise how much of you is in there, and how soon all this happens.

I’ve been walking around singing in my head, “Leaving on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again.”.  All the while, remembering that corny part of that movie, Armageddon, where Ben Affleck sings to Liv Tyler.  And I realised that every time I get on a plane, or drive someone I love to the airport, I sing this in my head, or out-loud, like I did this morning. Its a reminder that we have them for such a short time really.  We need to make the most of it.

I’ve been documenting this Photo a Day challenge, since the 1st January, and its a great reminder of why photographs are so very important to us.  We need to cherish these moments for more than a moment, a status update, or for the number of likes they get.  We need to cherish them for that feeling you get, when part of your heart walks down the skybridge to fly away from you.

Fly back soon my heart.

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