Wednesday, February 18, 2009


About a month ago, I tivo'd (spelled?) and watched a show on PBS called "Documenting the Face of America", which was about the photographers during the 30s & 40s. I originally watched it while Mister C was in Oregon, but after doing so I thought maybe he might like to watch it. When he got back, he agreed that it sounded interesting and so we watched it together. Now tonight, I'm sitting here watching it again with Mamoo. This is such an interesting show to me. I love photography. I love the story that can be captured in a single shot. The possibilities. The things we'll never know. It captures one moment in a lifetime. I also love to take photographs. I have thousands of photos from our digital camera that I've taken over the years. A good portion of those are of Master J. But I've had the same camera for almost 9 years now. And after seeing all those incredible pictures, I am really starting to think I need a new, or at least better, camera. And here's the kicker...Mister C has told me for the past almost two years that he has a new one all picked out for me, but we just can't afford it. Two years. I originally heard about this for my birthday in 2007. I didn't get a birthday present because he was going to get this fantastic new camera for me. It never materialized. At Christmas that year, it was supposed to be under the tree (per Mister C). It wasn't there. It didn't show up for my birthday in 2008 nor for Christmas. And now we're coming around to my birthday again in just two short months. And I haven't seen any camera shop bags hanging around the closet. I may have to drop some big hints around here for the next few months. I really want to start taking some better pictures.

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