He rested on the couch in the morning. “Let’s go outside. We can dig up the garden and plant the basil. The sun and air will help.” “I’ve been waiting and waiting for you to ask.” He gathered rakes and trowels from the cellar and headed outside. I grabbed my camera and tagged along. We sat side by side, pulling roots and grass from the bed. For a few minutes, he felt just fine.
I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn day to make this creative habit real.