The clock hands keep tick-tick-ticking on, and — as always — I struggle to remain on time.
What will it be like? His questions never cease, and I’m running out of different ways to answer him.
They spend the mornings frolicking around the expansive backyard.
We waited for hours. The line wound halfway down the block and comprised of the most ragtag group of individuals.
Being married to a photographer has its benefits. One major benefit? Guaranteed, high-quality photo coverage of all the milestone events in my life, from holidays to family parties to weekend getaways.
I like to stand along the waterfront and watch as the waves advance and recede. Sometimes, as I observe the ebb and flow of the San Francisco bay, I suddenly feel overwhelmed by the vastness of the world before me. Standing at the intersection of urban development and nature’s great abyss, I realize how small I am — and that realization frightens me. The growing roar of the crashing waves threatens to deafen me, and the unceasing sea wind chills me to my bones. I shiver as I spy a dark gray monster of a cloud creeping ever closer, smothering the last bits of light as the sun descends toward the horizon. I’m bathed in shadow. … Until, suddenly, a few stray rays of light break through the clouds. And, with the light, the water’s deafening roar fades to a whisper, and the wind’s biting chill feels like a cool sea breeze. Despite the cacophony of nature that surrounds me, I feel at peace. — (photo © Reggie Ballesteros Photography) (Instagram: @reggiebphoto)
I’ve been given two responsibilities for my dad’s 49th birthday: one, to simply get my butt from San Francisco to Vallejo in time for Thursday dinner; and, two, to get the birthday cake.
I’ve never been an individual brimming with confidence. I think most people who have grown up with me or work with me or have seen me in my Performer Mode would be surprised to hear that I second-guess myself more often than not.
It’s been a long week. And I know there’s only one thing that can make me feel a bit better.
Take me ’round the world; / I swear my loyalty — with / All my broken parts.