The rules were simple. Set your cell-phone alarm for 11:52 and snap a picture in that moment- wherever you are- for one year. It sounded like a good self-discipline building project. I needed to complete this! I thought I would learn a lot. But, I had no idea how much.
This project allowed me to capture the ordinary - everyday moments. Who knew lunch time could be photo worthy? I have enough to last for awhile. I think it's these ordinary moments that people speak about when they say "time goes by so fast, enjoy these moments", or these are the "BEST" years. I'm hoping that if I enjoy these days to their fullest I can continue to enjoy the better years to come.
It became very clear that inspiration is everywhere-anytime. If you can connect with that moment the inspiration is right in front of you. Not that all of these photos are super inspired moments or anything, but it was enough to realize there are NO excuses.
Most interesting to me were the repetitive numbers. I found myself glancing at the clock at 3:52, 8:52, etc. It happened enough (and still does, but not as often) that I began to repeat an affirmation (I am loved, I am innocent, I am free) when I saw these times. It's a little cheezy, but I like it.
The photography aspect was new for me. I look forward to learning and improving my photography skills. As Mark encouraged me, I would encourage anyone to embark on their own reflection of time. Our cousin Noreen is going strong with 7:07. Make your own rules to suit yourself. For instance, I only took a shot if I was near my phone to hear the alarm.
Originally, I liked the song "After Hours" by We Are Scientists. At 3:52 seconds, I thought the song was a good fit. But, the law kept me from using it here. Interestingly enough, it was only after watching the slideshow with music that I realized 2010 was a turning point in my life. But, I'll save that for another time.
Until the next project or the occasional 11:52...enjoy!
How many times can you see this guy?