Tunnel vision

We all know, or work with, that special person – the one who is so focussed on themselves and their issues, they never step back and look at the big picture. They forget that the world is bigger than them.  

Tunnel vision can have great results in photography. Not so much in life.

Not looking at the big picture

Walk with me….

I’m just 6 days from my half marathon walk. My goal is personal best time – which means 21.1 km in under 2:54.

The race in which I achieved that time was 6 years ago, prior to my meeting up with some mighty tough munchkins who landed some serious kicks to my knees. (Well, and I WAS six years younger…..)

So, I’m still aiming for that goal, though if my knees decide that goal is too lofty, “just finish” will be equally acceptable!

Walk with me

Let us celebrate….

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words. – Plautus

Tomorrow we will celebrate our son’s 23rd birthday. It’s unbelievable because I truly can remember the day he was born like it was yesterday. It was a truly remarkable day and one of a handful that I can truly say changed my life. For the better, to be sure.

Kyle has often been defined by his remarkable memory and intelligence, but that is only one part of the wonderful package that makes up Kyle. He has a gift for teaching and sharing information with others that makes it accessible. He appears to be able to gauge your prior knowledge and interests and help you build upon them. That takes real listening.

Kyle talking to elementary students about his work

When you receive a gift from Kyle, you can tell that he has listened and observed you closely. The gifts are personal and kind and thoughtful.

His thoughtfulness extends into being one of the most encouraging people in my life. His support is genuine and consistent. 

Kyle makes me think and question and inquire. His attention to others creates a sense of confidence in them that only comes from a feeling that someone cares.  

How lucky I am to have a son and a friend all in one person. Happy Birthday Moon!

Kyle at our annual visit to Royal Botanical Gardens, 2012