The shutter closes
Witness to the moment gone
My camera, my shield.
I wrote that little poem back in August of 2014 as part of a month of Photo + Haiku for my Jar of Inspiration project. I realize now, more than ever, how I really do use my camera as a shield. It helps me gather the courage to walk into a room of strangers. It covers my face as the tears well up at my son’s 5th grade ceremony. It silences the loud voice at kids sporting events when I feel the urge to “help” the coaches. It gives me a job at volunteer events so that I feel useful, even if I couldn’t be part of the planning and preparation.
Are you using your camera as a shield?
Shielded – Angie