A pot of garlic-laced black beans simmered on the stove. I sat at the kitchen table while the little one slept. The fog rolled in followed by rain. I finished some last minute edits before lunch. After he woke up, I made him eggs and avocado with toast. Then it was off to see the egg drop at school then drive into the city’s vintage stores for photo props. I snapped a photo of the glass window outside Retro before walking inside. Mostly 50s through 80s stuff. The guy against the counter called out, “Nice mannequin, huh?” “Yeah, nice,” I said thinking about the vinyl stacks leaning against the record player in the window. I could tell he wanted to chat but I didn’t have much time, everyone was waiting in the car, so I looked through the tableware and left after a quick round through the store. We stopped by a few more places before dinner at the pub. We passed the cinema on the way home. Jean Luc Godard’s Band of Outsiders was on the marquee. I made a note to schedule a movie date, soon.
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.