by Skip Cohen
Last week during one of the f64 Lunch Bunch shows our guest was Anne Geddes. Anne mentioned a fun thing she started on her Instagram page. Her fans are sharing images of joy. With one of the recent posts she wrote,
"This is little Heidi, from Ireland, helping to spread JOY from countries around the world when we all need to find joy in our hearts and lives."
Well, that got me thinking about what we're all going through. I'm sure your emotional swings aren't much different than mine. We're staying at home; only go out for a morning walk and supplies every couple of weeks if needed; and we very much miss getting out with friends. We're frustrated over the news and tired of politicians and the experts arguing over whose crystal ball is more accurate.
I wrote about my Dad in a recent post. In dealing with my mother's Alzheimer's as it got worse and she'd go in and out of the clouds, he said, "I'm going to squeeze every drop of joy out of every good moment we get."
If nothing else over the last several weeks I've realize how much I take for granted. So, why not start sharing images of things that bring joy to our lives as we deal with social distancing and the pandemic?
The image above was yesterday morning when we went out for our walk. There was a slight breeze and it was simply a gorgeous day. It made both Sheila and I smile as we appreciated the sunrise.
I'm going to start sharing your images of joy in a weekly post.
Send me your images of things that make you smile and bring a touch of joy to your heart.
Low res with your link to your Facebook page or website and I'll start sharing them here on the blog. Send them to skipatmei500dotcom.
Remember this is about JOY, not your skillset as a photographer. We're all searching for things to smile about, so why not share them?
Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.