broken camera blues
I’ve always joked that I have bad luck, but these days I may be starting to believe it. Remember back in October, Jessica’s birthday to be exact, when my camera (as in my new camera, I can’t believe my amazing husband bought me this camera) fell and the lens was shattered and broken? Yep, that camera. Well, I managed to do it again. Long story short, Saturday night our school hosted their annual auction and my family helped out by manning one of the food stations for the Men Who Cook event. As the night came to an end we broke down the tables and loaded up our cars. As I was making one of those trips to my car I slipped on a piece of ice and fell. I even took off my heels and put flats on prior to going out in the snow! I never thought to check my camera bag (that new camera bag that is supposed to prevent such happenings) until the morning. As I carefully put my hands around my camera and pulled it from the bag I could hear broken glass shaking beneath the lens cap. My own hands began shaking and the tears quickly fell. I was crushed.
Like I said, long story short. My lens is broke, hopefully fixable but if not it is totaled. The disappointment continued when I realized my camera was out of whack as well. I tell you what, I don't know how I fell, but I must have fallen hard!
So, I am without a camera and a lens and I feel a bit like a lost puppy. Today, as I sipped my coffee, rather than edit photos I scrolled through every single photo I have taken and saved. Some good, lots of bad. I have decided to stop moping around and use this month to get organized, to stay on track and to set a path for my future. I'll begin by organizing my photographs and deleting everything I don't need. I may even pick up my old film camera and get creative. And I hope to share a few posts that have made their way to the back burner. Our day in Seattle, a few recipes, a couple poems and images that I somehow always feel drawn to.
Please tell me that I am not alone. I cannot believe this has happened to me ... again!
*note to self: I should write a poem about the Broken Camera Blues