Happiness is a Warm Dobie
This photo is one of my favorite photographs—and experiences as a photographer—EVER!
Silas and I were at the park with my parents and Tyson. Silas, of course, was a kid magnet. Right when we were getting ready to leave, four little girls climbed onto the swings near us. I noticed one girl's wildly tattooed legs and asked if I could take a photo of them. She said sure! Seconds later another girl told me to bring my dog over so she could meet him (while she continued swinging). So I did!
Then they asked me to take a photo of them. But then they said, "Oh! Take a photo of us with your dog!" So they swarmed Silas (!) and I took several. I showed them the photos on my camera and they grabbed onto my hands and arm and were thrilled. One girl asked if I'm a photographer and I said I am! Then they told me where to buy the best temporary tattoos (Walmart, for the record) and Silas and I left. As soon as my back was turned, one of the girls excitedly exclaimed, "Wow, that lady was NICE!"
Needless to say, my day was totally made! In contiuous awe at how much more of life I experience with a camera in hand . . . on so many levels.