Wednesday, October 19, 2011

exhale

exhale by kristin~mainemomma
exhale, a photo by kristin~mainemomma on Flickr.

i am sitting here, on what was my bed for the past few days here in california, wondering how it all went by so fast. how none of this will all truly sink in til i have time alone back home. there was so much laughter, some sweat, a lot more tears than i even knew i needed to spill, so much inspiration, new friends, old friends in the flesh for the first time ever, just plain awesomeness. my heart truly feels at this moment like it is so full it can do nothing but spill over into more tears. this was powerful. this shook things up. this was important. this is a gift. i feel like i am holding my breath a bit today. i admit i am never ever good at goodbyes. i say them FAR too often in my life. now i have 70 plus goodbyes to say today. some are going to ache deep, but that means that it truly meant something to be here, to SEE them, to really SEE them. and for them to see me back. when it comes down to it, this was not about the photography, though damn it was good, no this is so much more than that. breathe kristin...breathe.

(thank you sister campers)

15 comments:

Maegan Beishline said...

You truly deserved every blessing that camp afforded you and all the ripple blessings that are yet to come about because of your time there! So, so glad it was so, so good! xo

jag said...

(sigh) so very very happy for you... you deserve all the fullness of life! xox

jodi said...

so good, lady, so good.

sarah jean, said...

i could feel it. i just knew there was magic in store. so happy for you. sending love & rest beyond the hours. x

Stef said...

so amazing meeting you and remembering all things great (ass cape!) and so much more!
xoxo

Leovi said...

Beautiful photo, delicious diagonal composition with a nice message.

Meghan @ Life Refocused said...

Grateful to have met you! Looking forward to more adventures. xo

Mae said...

what a pleasure it was to meet you, to learn from you and to just be in your presence. thank you for helping to make this experience extraordinary

Corinna said...

Thank you for your beautiful smile, your warm presence, and your tips on light (even if the fog didn't cooperate). I hope to have the pleasure of adventuring with you again.

Laura Yurs said...

so very, very happy for you!! xo

Leslie said...

Oh, what a joy it was to meet you! I trust we'll meet again another day. You are a blessing to all you meet :-)

smallroots said...

just when it was getting good, why did it have to end?!
so happy to have met you, thank you for the big hug. until next time =)

hillary said...

yowza, you said it! glad to hear it was a HUGELY intense experience for you, as it was for me, too. i enjoyed meeting you so much! and i cherish the moment when i got to see your big fan adriana meet you. now i am a big fan, too. x

Lisa D. said...

I love this...so happy to have connected with you. So happy that my need to remember to "exhale" was so understood and celebrated. Big exhale...big sigh. Until we meet again!

P├ętra said...

After just having our own quilters gathering in SLC you have put my own feelings into words again! The gathering of our on-line family in person is so wonderful and energizing I can't wait for the next time!
p.s. I have some catching up to do on your blog it's been a whirlwind since I returned.