I have been thinking lately about the act of looking, and specifically all the things we do that interfere with that gaze. TV, the phone, even books – all the things we do that disrupt that looking and focus our attention elsewhere. I confess, I have been reading and loving Woolf, and I can tell the impact her writing has had on me.
At any rate, today I took Julia out in the yard to enjoy the beautiful weather, and I took my camera, and I just watched her watching the cars, investigating the grass, following the sounds of birds and rustling leaves. It was a lovely time; very little babies are refreshingly unaware of being watched, especially with a camera.
And then Hazel and Amos came home from preschool and work, respectively…
And that changed things quite a bit!