Boston

The imaginary friend

When I was a kid I somehow heard about imaginary friends and how lots of children have them. I didn't have one. But it sounded SO COOL to have one. My best friend Kristen had one named Lisie Kinder. She was so cool (Kristen was, not Lisie, as I never met her...).

But yes, no matter how hard I tried I couldn't imagine one up. Apparently that's not how it works! So imagine my delight when one day Isabelle told me about her friends, Tina and Tralala. 

Tina and Tralala were her invisible friends. They were so fun for her, and we loved hearing stories about them. We would hear about their games they'd play, their tender moments, their fights, even now and then about Tina and Tralala's extended family. It was so cute and endearing.

One day we were all in the car and Belle was filling us in on all the latest gossip about T & T.  She said, "Tina doesn't want Tralala to keep making fun of him, but Tralala KEEPS making fun of him, so Tina is really mad."

Tyler said, "Wait, why are you calling Tina a boy? You should say Tralala is making fun of HER."

Belle replied, "DAD.  Tina is a boy."

We all kind of sat there, stunned. Tina? Our friend Tina was a boy?

"Oh, ok," Tyler responded. "My bad."

 

Images from Cape Cod.

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athankyouverymuch

I have no stories today. But since I'm here and you are here, let me get a thank you out of the way- I'm glad that we've begun keeping up this blog again, and I want to thank you readers for the delightful comments you leave here and on our Facebook page, and for encouraging us along the way. It's a nice little corner of the interwebs that we have here, thanks to you.

Happy Wednesday, we are headed to Phoenix for some sun.

 

Photos from Boston, Massachusetts.

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The cape

Growing older is weird.

I think that we are all surprised.  Aging is much better than the

alternative, but it IS strange.  I am 34 years old.  It is a good age.

 I am old enough that I am not at all a child, but not so old that I

cannot act like one.  Honestly, no matter what age I reach, I hope to

never be that old.

I love Twain's quote "When I was a boy of 14, my father was so

ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I

got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in

seven years."

Experience is the great teacher.  The arrogance of youth is both

important to the young and slowly striped away with time.  At least

for me.

Wendy and the kids make life amazing.  This journey we are on is

breathtaking.  For me, the coolest thing is the sense of wonderment.

Being in Rio, and Costa Rica, and Paris and London and the many other

places we have been in the last few months has been such an

experience.

People are so varied and strong and good.   Group hug.  (Aside, I hate

the hand shake, are we still doing that?)

It is easy to autopilot our way through life.  I don't have that

option as we are always in a new place.

I think that this is really a great thing for photography, and for

life.  Actually sensing and experiencing each day.   Life is amazing.

I count it my greatest fortune to be able to engage with it.

That is all.

Just the rantings of a middle aged man.

From Cape Cod.

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