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It's a beautiful part of childhood and growing up... and parenthood! The children, in this case the son and daughter, squeal gleefully while feeding the birds, in this case seagulls, while Dad snaps away with his camera. So father gets lots of photographs of his children enjoying a good time on the sandy white beaches of Clearwater, Florida.
Sounds great, doesn't it. It is. It's also, I wonder, a statement of how relentless we are in our attempts to document a moment, to capture a time, to hold on to wonderful memories of the people in our lives that we love so dearly. I'm okay with that. I'm guilty. I would take pictures of my loved ones every day, if they would only stand for it. It's not so difficult to take pictures of babies every day, of course, because they can't give you any grief about it. :)
On note of caution though... remember to put the camera down once in a while, and jump in there with your loved ones. Be a part of the memory as well. It's a sad moment when you look back at those photographs and realize that you are not IN any of them. Just a thought.
Thanks for coming today, I hope you enjoyed your mini-vacation to Clearwater Beach, Florida!