I have mixed feelings about this project coming to an end. On one hand, this challenge helped me document an entire year, forcing me to really look at my surroundings and enjoy the many moments that – without this project – may have passed by without notice, and I am grateful I can relive these camera captured memories for days and years to come.
On the other hand, this challenge became somewhat of a chore, looming over me like a dreaded obligation rather than a moment of spontaneity, creativity, and celebration. Plus, my family (read: Rob) has grown tired of me shoving my camera in their face. That said, I send a special thanks to Rob for putting up with me and my camera. It comes as no surprise that this last picture captures a big grin on Rob; actually, based on all the grins, it seems everyone is thrilled the project is complete.
In addition to the final picture, I put together a video of some of the 366 pictures shared throughout this project. The play Rent includes a song that became one of my top favorite songs of all time. Because the song “Seasons of Love” speaks to the number of minutes in a year, I thought it was a great way to close out this project. Of course, this being a leap year, one needs to add 1,440 minutes to total 366 days.
Thank you for visiting me and taking a peek into a year of my life. I dedicate this project to Rob’s brother, Walter, who was with us when the project began but ducked out before it was completed. I find a bit of comfort knowing the year he said goodbye was a year I was paying attention to the beauty that surrounded me.