12/14/04 Our heavenly Father, we thank you again for the opportunity and happenings of life – for second chances – for prayers answered. Help us with our impatience – our busyness with trivia and our reluctance to reach out to others. Amen
This Exchange Club prayer was several years before Mom died. Yet, it sounds so much like my Dad after she was gone.
I wonder if his buddies at lunch that day knew this.
My prop today is a photo layering of two photos. Just thinking how long this used to take to accomplish is enough to derail my day.
Instead, picture a Christmas tree reflected in a picture window as one gazes out at fresh fallen snow. Picture also a sleepy photographer with less than 1 full cup of coffee under her pink fuzzy bathrobe belt.
Picture all this, if you dare, while her neighbor, drives up the drive across the street. At that moment the flash goes off (to capture the prayer on card).
Neighbor turns off lights in car and stays inside to avoid attracting further attention from crazy neighbor.
Christmas tree reflection is obliterated in flash. Move on to another, more controlled and manageable design concept.
Perhaps, the bigger task, will be to get over my reluctance and reach out to my neighbor to explain my trivial photo attempt was not to be the “Mrs Kravitz” of the neighborhood.
Impatience is a terrible thing.