I absolutely LOVE...
….that a total stranger captured my bliss in this moment.
In September 2004, a year after moving into my own place post divorce, my newly-minted self was caught up in a serious love affair with the city of San Francisco.
Here on the ferry, with the wind whipping my hair and the fog dusting the Sausalito hills, I was euphoric. Every time I see this photo, I remember what pure happiness feels like. I was finally myself again — only better. LOVE it, always.
(Fashion update — fanny packs are out, but print pants are now trending!!!)
And, I absolutely LOVE...
….the earnest expression on his face as Simba, self-appointed Inspector Of All Things Not-His-Business, conducts an impromptu tour of the inside of the dishwasher.
My ‘hell-on-wheels” cat is the silliest feline I’ve ever known and makes me laugh every single day. How could I not love that?
I also LOVE….
…my own silliness in spying on the apartment across the street in Old Montreal using my telephoto lens…..nothing was happening for the longest time when all of a sudden a huge, furry French ‘chat’ with a scowling face stepped into view, and well, it was such a lovely shot, perfectly framed, that I couldn’t NOT take the picture….could I?
I don’t want to come across as peeping tom although I think that’s pretty much unavoidable under the circumstances.
And speaking of Old Montreal, I absolutely LOVE…
….Rue Jacques Cartier, windswept, on a fall afternoon…
…and an Old World blaze of fire.
And, finally, I absolutely LOVE the lush texture in….
…this oil painting. And the talent that makes it come alive. This is the work of Monsieur. He’s a Concept Illustrator by day; an Artist by night.
I can only doodle and draw stick figures. If I try real hard, I can manage a pencil sketch that resembles a tree.
I’ve dabbled in painting, seduced by the rich colors and buttery softness of Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue and Titanium White. The results were often filed under one of two categories: Barely Acceptable Abstract or Big Fat Mess.
So, the fact that Monsieur has the expertise, the imagination, creativity and knowledge to push paint around in such a way that a beautiful human face emerges beneath the brush….well, it fills me with absolute awe.
And I absolutely LOVE it!
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