Life Is What Happens When You Make Plans

I realized this morning that today should have been the first day after the completion of my 365Project – my digital diary of taking a daily photo for a year. On March 17th I posted my last photo and blog entry because life is what happens when you make plans.

I was dedicated to my photo project. I had every intention of seeing it through. I had done a 365Project before and knew I could do it again. But once again, life is what happens when you make plans.

I cannot say that I will blog anymore after this post. I now have a time-consuming day job that requires me to write all day long, and the last thing I think about when I log out at 5:30pm is typing another sentence. But for my own satisfaction of seeing things through I felt compelled to put together a slide show of photos that I captured during my days between mid March until now. So, let the show begin…

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The Great Kate Gets Half of Eight [267/365]

Hepburn OscarsA few months ago I stopped in the National Portrait Gallery for some visual stimulation and I stumbled across several versions of Oscar. These four belonged to Katharine Hepburn.  The first one on the left stands out from the others; it’s from 1933 for Morning Glory. The others are for Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), On Golden Pond (1981), and The Lion in Winter (1968).

*Oh snap! A photo a day for 365 days. My 365Project – A daily digital diary.*

Wishing for Wind [234/365]

Plastic BagI always think of the scene in American Beauty when I see a plastic bag resting on the ground.

And that’s the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things… Sometimes, there’s so much beauty in the world – I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart is just going to cave in.

*Oh snap! A photo a day for 365 days. My 365Project – A daily digital diary.*

December to Remember: I’m a Fan [197/365]

Spike Lee AutographAccording to the reporter of Charlottesville’s The Daily Progress I am.  During my first year at The University of Virginia, famed Director Spike Lee came to do a Q&A after showing his film School Daze for Black History Month in 1989.  To my surprise I found myself on the cover of the newspaper, which captured me receiving an autograph from Half-Pint.

*Oh snap! A photo a day for 365 days. My 365Project – A daily digital diary.*

December to Remember: Ease on Down [189/365]

Spring Festival - The WizMy elementary school, The Town & Country Day School, had a Spring Festival every year.  For the festival my 1st grade year my mother made me a blue and white dress and transformed me into Dorothy Gale.  I twirled into the multipurpose room as if I was caught in the eye of a tornado.  Then, danced my little heart out as I eased on down the road with my fellow classmates.  I still have the dress hanging in one of my closets; it’s such a sweet keepsake.

*Oh snap! A photo a day for 365 days. My 365Project – A daily digital diary.*

 

I’ll Be Right Here [131/365]

After 30 years E.T. is still here and celebrating its anniversary with a new Blu-ray edition that comes out today.  Spielberg has corrected a wrong (in his eyes) by reinstating the rifles originally used in the scene when Elliott and E.T. take flight on the bike during the police chase.  Walkie talkies were used instead when Spielberg released the film for its 20th anniversary.  For that anniversary I was living in Brooklyn and saw the movie again in a theater when my roommate’s best friend Amy came to visit us from Ohio.  She sent me this stuffed E.T. as a thank you after I took her on a tour of NYC.

*Oh snap! A photo a day for 365 days. My 365Project – A daily digital diary.*