A Year in Photos – 2013

I read recently about the idea of asking someone what’s best instead of what’s new. I loved this idea of focusing on the good and the curated instead of rushing to whatever is next. I am as guilty of this impatience as the next person—always planning, anxious for change, restless for movement. I too often focus on what we have to do instead of celebrating what we have done.

So as this year ends and our Instagram feed fills with slideshow reviews of everyone’s adventures, I feel stuck in the middle—the momentum of the everyday pushing forward with my strong tendency towards nostalgia pulling me back. Reflection? Resolution? Restart? But in our world of constant documentation, I think it’s important to reflect for other reasons.

This year was filled with highs and lows, celebrations and bumps. For good or for bad, these photos only show the highs—the saturated seconds of a moment. Sometimes carefully constructed other times caught at just the right time. These captures also remind us and the people that lived them with us about the in between moments—the one’s that weren’t right for capturing—the fireside chats, the quiet walks in the woods, the simple weeknight meal with our little family.  That is the reason I like putting these year collections together. It gives us a chance to remember the greats of the year and the times that surrounded that little square image.

We hope this year you were able to experience some of these in between moments and capture the good times when you wanted. And next time we see each other, we can sit by the fire and drink hot toddies and you can tell us about it. But until then, cheers to 2014! We wish you great adventures and many meals with friends new and old!

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