How did medieval people manage to celebrate Christmas for twelve whole days? I am beginning to regret launching myself into this series; once New Year festivities are over, I feel it’s time to move on.
Mind you, medieval folk probably didn’t start thinking about Christmas in September. I am quite sure they didn’t have to put up with cheesy perfume adverts in November, tinsel after Halloween and charity Christmas catalogues popping through their doors in July!
Anyway, today I have been thinking about New Years resolutions, or rather, I have been thinking about not making any. I am learning to live in the moment, not to project into the future but instead to notice the little things that are happening now. Cognitive Behavioural Therapists call it mindfulness.
The best thing I know to promote mindfulness is photography. I don’t need to resolve to take photographs since I can hardly help myself.
Anyway, here’s to living in the moment and, as an antidote to all that Christmas bling, some soothing black and whites.
Good for you–resolving not to resolve. We seem to have lost our spontaneity with all the adherence to order in our lives.
Thanks, Sue. I am too disorganised for order 😉
Gorgeously free of bling…such a comfort….
These are such interesting captures and certainly peaks the curiosity. Sometimes being mindful is all we need to have direction. Happy New Year!
Thanks! And a happy new year to you too!
Right with you on the resolve to no resolutions. It’s great to have goals and things you want to achieve, but spontaneity is so much more fun. And we could all use a whole lot more of that these days.
The shot of Battersea power station is very dramatic with the build up of clouds. Fab B&W.
Thanks, Jaina. I have a colour version of that shot too but I like the moodiness of the B&W
Beautiful black and whites, Rachael. It’s definitely nice to see some punchy B&W’s after a “sparkly” holiday 🙂
Thank you, Gracie. 🙂
I’ll second you on resolving to live for the moment. Whoops sorry 🙂
When my world outside goes shades of gray, I do like a bit more color…. 😦
Your wish is my command 😉 Colour has returned with today’s post.
Awww… thanks so much! I feel like such a curmudgeon, but don’t exactly get the bit with B&W… like Ansel Adams wannabes.
Beautiful photos.. the mouse is so sweet… I have a mouse photo ( a dead mouse!) coming up soon! Mindfulness is the way to live in the world and the only time we can live in is the right now..
That mouse is in fact our recently deceased gerbil. cookie. She was very sweet. I didn’t take a picture of her corpse though ;).
Photography does that for me as well – and I also can’t really help myself. All the best to you and your family this year!