A Twinkle in the Eye

Chapter 5 – Epilogue

Sitting a year and change after the fact editing more photos, I couldn’t help but smile. I was in a position to do another wonderful job editing photos I took for my friend. I’ve posted the story before here When Quitting Seems Very Appealing.

I have witnessed many wonderful moments in my friend’s life and caught them on film for her and her family. She’s given me so much of her time and allowed me to blossom as an artist. I am pleased to be giving back to her and making her smile with my photographic art. Now, I have the luxury of using my growing writing skills to share the stories and add yet another smile to her.

Her family has now grown. I can’t wait for the day I’m around to do the first birthday photos. While on the note of firsts, I am glad to have made a solid friend in her husband too. He’s got quite a set of skills in creating his own content. I have a standing invite to participate in his work and art. I also have been very heavily encouraged by him to move more aggressively in the development of my skills and talents. While I doubt he will gladly volunteer time in front of the camera, I am very appreciative of the support he has given me.

I am not sure what the future holds, but these magical moments are precious. I have learned to savor them, save them in memory, and enjoy them in real time. No point in rushing through to grab the next moment. Stay in time and live it out as it unfolds. You just never know when that next twinkle will catch your eye and move you.

This story was dedicated to my friends who have pushed me forward and helped me grow. The mixed voicing was done as response to some of their feedback. I look forward to more such moments as I write them out to remember them for a long time to come.


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