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sunday still life

Sunday Still Life is an evolving photography project; a weekly invitation to pause the busy of our days, to re-center and celebrate the beauty and depth of life. If you are inspired to join in, please leave a link in Erin’s comments

Remember this day? Well fortunately for me, these monkeys provide plenty of opportunities to work on that. Breathing, it’s simple right?

Last night after dinner I kept hearing Zuzu calling out for the Quail to join her on the flowers. I heard giggles, hollers and thumps. Eventually I had to get up and go see. Of course as soon as I entered the room, I started and let out my own holler.They didn’t hear it of course. They were busy climbing “Flower Mountain”. The giggles were overwhelming. The angles more than I expected. The sharp edges rising and falling in front of them. But they were having so. much. fun. I finally took a chair, set my camera on sport and started snapping.

We had spent the day cleaning out the office and cleaning off the pull-out bed for Gramma’s anticipated visit in a couple of weeks. When the mattress had been propped back on the couch in order to move on to dinner these monkeys started spying it. There was a whole host of reasons to stop them. The angle, the Quail’s reflux and recently eaten dinner, the previously picked up room.

But there were only two reason to just let them be- their love and the lesson of my stillness amidst their motion. Got it this time..

PS: for those loving relatives who are probably cringing at what would be the obvious next photo frame- no worries. No one was hurt.

One thought on “sunday still life

  1. I guess you wouldn’t let them ride couch cushions down the stairs, huh? It was one of my favorite childhood past-times. You took one cushion to ride and put the rest of them at the bottom of the stairs to cushion your landing! And I didn’t wear a helmet either : )

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