Ryan first posted about 10.10.10, One Day on Earth a few months ago. I was planning big ideas in my head of all the interesting places I could go to capture my one tiny bit to contribute.
But then the months rolled by and I got pregnant, and boring :) Our vacations were put on hold, and I began to wonder what in the world I could find interesting with just another Sunday in Oklahoma.
As it turns out, Sunday happens to be my favorite day of the week. And even though we didn't do anything out of the usual, every day is still a beautiful day, as long as you want it to be.
Here are a few bits and pieces of our day:
Waking up is always easy (and bright) when your bedroom windows get East sun.
Spending time with Hunter.
Picking (& eating) from the garden.
I send Michael to pick tomatoes. The plants have grown over 7 feet tall, and Charlotte has laid babies all around my little jungle. I don't go in the garden, anymore.
Taking Elsie for a spin. I told you she was the perfect shade of green.
Listening to baby. Tick-tock, little heart.
Spending the evening on a blanket in the park, at a Human Rights Festival.
We listened to music and people watched.
This precious little boy had quite the infatuation with Hunter. Such a beautiful family, I have actually photographed them before, splashing in puddles at a music festival last Fall.
We seem to see them everywhere we go. He is French, she's American, and little one speaks both, fluently. I absolutely was awe struck watching his Dad whisper in his ear in words I couldn't even wrap my mind around. Beautiful.
After John played his set, he came to eat a few jalapenos from my garden. And almost burned to death. At least he ate them after he played.
This is his real smile, after faking a jalapeno choke. I have been known to point the camera at you for 10 minutes if it means you finally cave and give me your real smile.
That evening we had a thunderstorm. Those are my favorite nights to relax...
...and pretend like I don't notice that a giant growth in my belly is disabling me from bending as far as I used to. Keep growing, little one. I can wait.
And here it is, the video of our day.
Sometimes the best days are the most uneventful ones. Where you spend time doing exactly what you normally do, nothing out of the ordinary. I live for the simplicity and monotony of doing just that. Even if it takes me capturing every second of my day and looking back on it, realizing it wasn't so boring, after all.
Every day, we are a part of something huge. In our little spaces, nestled in our own safe places, we make up one tiny fragment of all the life that is going on around us. Every day we wake up and contribute to our place in this world. I hope your contribution is positive, inspirational, and full of love.
We are all here for a reason. Find yours.
*song is "One Day" by Matisyahu