i stopped at the skateboard park yesterday
i've done this before when my usual inspiration puts on her fastest tennis shoes and runs from me or when after i've counted to twenty four, she hides and doesn't come out for days or when she puts her hands on her hips and raises her eyebrows and says, "you expect too much from me."
so yesterday i gave my usual inspiration a break. i wasn't in the mood to deal with her selfishness and reminded her that there was other inspiration out there. she walked away in a huff, like a spoiled teenager and slammed the door behind her.
i know she'll return.
she never stays away too long as her curiosity always brings her out of hiding. she says she's strong and doesn't have an inferiority complex. but i think she does. just a little.
so i know tomorrow she'll start running around the house again, taunting me with her neediness, reminding me that i can't live without her.
but until then, i'm going to soak up another warm day and appreciate what i found yesterday when my little miss attitude didn't want to come out and play with me.
there was a time that i would have been hesitant to stop and talk with a couple of skateboarders, but that seems so long ago. i have found that strangers are usually the friendliest people you'll ever meet. and when strangers are doing what they love to do and you want to photograph them doing what they love to do...well that's what i call a win-win situation.
so i guess what i'm saying is, don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone every now and then and away from your usual tried and true inspiration. it's good to take a break from each other and almost always, you'll feel better and do better when you team up with each other again.
of course, a big thanks to the guys who kept me entertained yesterday